A recent fan survey sent out by the Embracer Group asking about the Legacy of Kain franchise received over 100,000 (!) responses.
Embracer Group recently sent out a survey. It asked if the public would support a new Legacy of Kain game. It looks very much like the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
The original Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen, created by Dan Dydeck at Silicon Knights, was an isometric hardcore adventure RPG released in 1996.
Three years later, Crystal Dynamics developed the sequel, Soul Reaver, a third-person action-adventure game. It stars a new character, Raziel. Over the next four years, both games received sequels following the characters of Kain and Raziel, culminating in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, which combined the two stories into one game. More than 3.7 million copies of the cult-classic series were sold by 2007.
The results of the fan survey are in. Phil Rogers, CEO of Embracer Group, the operating division that oversees Crystal Dynamics, was delighted with the results. Rogers says surveys usually get between a thousand and three thousand responses. This survey received more than a hundred thousand responses. Seventy-three thousand of those players completed the entire survey.
Embracer Group management saw how the players shared the fan survey on social media and were impressed with the community’s passion.
Rogers revealed that fans would be informed about future opportunities for the franchise over time. Now that Square Enix has sold the IP rights to Embracer Group, Crystal Dynamics has one of its oldest franchises back under its control for the foreseeable future.
Perhaps even franchise fans don’t know how Legacy of Kain relates to modern games. Amy Hennig, the famed director of Uncharted, began work on the series with the second game, which she also wrote. Currently, gamers have been thrilled with the survey, which acknowledged the IP’s existence for the first time in nearly 20 years. Embracer Group realised that the overwhelmingly positive community response gave fans hope that they could finally return to Nosgoth after three entire console generations.
Source: Embracer Group