In a brief statement on the company’s website, Eidos Montreal explained that the primary change is that they are now the owner of the games that they have developed, including Deus Ex and Thief games. In turn, this means that they now control the data obtained from the games.
Here is the full statement:
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!
If you haven’t heard, Embracer Group recently bought Eidos Montreal from Square Enix including IPs like Deus Ex and Thief. In addition, Embracer Group also purchased Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider. The deal was worth $300 million.
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This obviously is not huge news, but anyone who is interested in privacy-related issues will like to know more about who owns their data. So check out the ToS and Privacy Notice pages at the links above if you are so inclined.