Crystal Dynamics Received over 100K Responses When It Asked If It Should Bring Back Legacy of Kain

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Crystal Dynamics and Eidos CEO Phil Rogers has said during an Embracer Group earnings call that it (Crystal Dynamics) received over 100,000 responses when it asked if it should bring back the Legacy of Kain series. VGC has reported that the publisher stated it normally only gets perhaps a few thousand responses but fans have overwhelmingly made their feelings known.

At a time when remakes, remasters, and reboots have become the norm for many franchises it’s understandable why Crystal Dynamics might have concerns about bringing the series back. The original game debuted in 1996 and spawned many follow-ups with the last happening in 2003, but other projects taken on by multiple studios during the last decade never made it to release.

As transcribed by VGC:

In the past, we’ve found that surveys typically get between 1,000 and 3,000 responses, but when we asked folk about Legacy of Kain, we received over 100,000 responses. 73,000 gamers completed it entirely, and if you are one of them, we thank you very much, and we appreciate it was quite an effort given the survey was pretty extensive.

We saw the news of our survey shared across social and press platforms and we really felt this was a great way to reignite this passionate fan community with this legendary PC and console game series. Rest assured, we hear you loudly and clearly, and we will continue to update you on the what-if possibilities ahead for Legacy of Kain in the future.

At one point it was believed that a Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Remaster project was in the works but ultimately a fanmade HD mod ended up surfacing this past summer. Since the original series began there have been many changes for Eidos-Montréal and Crystal Dynamics following Embracer Group’s purchase. The steam page for 1999’s Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver has also been updated with a notice that Square Enix has removed the game to work on an update. Fans have already begun commenting about filing out the questionnaire from Crystal Dynamics and are now eagerly awaiting an announcement for a new game.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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