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Eidos-Montréal has updated its Terms of Service and Privacy Notice to announce that it now owns the games that it has developed. The announcement follows the acquisition of Square Enix’s Western Studios which also included the studio known for Deus Ex, Thief, Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Avengers, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, by Embracer Group.

Image: Eidos-Montréal

As we’ve left Square Enix Ltd and joined the Embracer Group, we are starting an exciting new chapter in Eidos-Montréal’s history. While it’s not quite as exciting, it also means we have to let you know that we’ve updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice!

To put things simply, the big change is that Eidos-Montréal (or its affiliates) is now the owner of the games it developed, like the Deus Ex and Thief games, and the controller of the data obtained from the various gameplay metrics tracked in its titles. If you’d like to know more, please refer to our new Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

From all of us at Eidos-Montréal, thank you for playing our games and for your continuous support!

It is not known what project the studio plans to take on next but fans of Deus Ex are overwhelmingly responding on its social media pages for another game. Presently there haven’t been announcements for any more Marvel-owned properties but that could be a good thing after the mixed reception from the last two games it has worked on. Meanwhile, it is confirmed that sister studio Crystal Dynamics is going ahead with a new Tomb Raider game.

Source: Eidos-Montréal Update

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3 comments

  1. "...and the controller of the data obtained from the various gameplay metrics tracked in its titles."

    I have long suspected that games were collecting user data just like other software does these days, but this is actually the first time I've seen it spelled out in writing, at least in non-vague legaleeze.

    I'd rather Eidos Montreal control it than Square Enix, but ideally it shouldn't exist at all.
  2. "...and the controller of the data obtained from the various gameplay metrics tracked in its titles."

    I have long suspected that games were collecting user data just like other software does these days, but this is actually the first time I've seen it spelled out in writing, at least in non-vague legaleeze.

    I'd rather Eidos Montreal control it than Square Enix, but ideally it shouldn't exist at all.
    It just occurred to me that it'd be funny to see the metrics for how many times benchmarks were run after each GPU/CPU release period. I'm sure they're looking at other things but that would be something I'd be curious about considering how many I run every time I do an upgrade.

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