It's a little later than promised, but Square Enix has finally opened up some of its classic IP to independent developers.
Through its Square Enix Collective crowdfunding platform, studios can now pitch game ideas for fresh takes on the publisher's lesser-used properties. The company has encouraged devs to think beyond straight sequels, suggesting examples of a side-scrolling adventure or turn-based strategy game based on Gex the Gecko.
Gex is one of a trio of old Eidos IPs now available, with the other two including Fear Effect and Anachronox. Onthe Collective site, the publisher says it has "more IPs we may open up in the future" depending on the response to this initial threesome.
Develop has more info.