There was a time when even Alicia Vikander, who was awarded an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl, used to play Tomb Raider at a friend's house. Sadly, we weren't that friendly, but we'll probably watch the movie as it launches this March.
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Crystal Dynamics, developer behind Tomb Raider (2013) and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is working on a brand new unannounced IP which is scheduled to launch in 2014. These details comes from Kari Hattner, Associate Producer at Crystal Dynamics. One of the game description listed on the profile of Kari reads: "Unannounced Project 2014 release and later", details like platforms to which is will be coming not revealed.
What this new unannounced project from Crystal Dynamics could be? share your guess with us in the comment section below. After the successful launch of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, the studio confirmed that they are working on next installment in Tomb Raider series.
So we know that Crystal Dynamics are working on the new Tomb Raider and at least one new IP. Considering how long they've been working on the latter, I think it would make sense for that to come out before the next Tomb Raider but then new IPs generally take longer development time as compared to sequels so it might very well be the other way around. Expect an official announcement at E3.
Back in 2013, Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers confirmed that Tomb Raider 2, the sequel to last year's successful Tomb Raider reboot is already in development for PS4 and Xbox One, however no details were shared at that time.
Today via new job listing on Crystal Dynamics official website some gameplay details of Tomb Raider 2 has been leaked. The studios is currently looking for Cinematics Lead, Environment Artist, Combat Systems Designer, and a Systems Designer and the detailed description of these job listing spills the bean on Tomb Raider sequel gameplay and other elements.
Systems Designer job listing include responsibilities: "RPG lite elements, character progression, game difficulty, player mechanics, economy, combat difficulty, world systems design and general maintenance from concept to ship."
Combat Systems Designer job listing include responsibilities: "Enemy AI, combat behaviours, stealth, player weapons and tools, cover and melee based mechanics."
Cinematics Lead listing include responsibilities "to ensure the best possible fusion of storytelling, aesthetics, and gameplay experience", and the experience section reads "Minimum 4 years’ experience, and have shipped at least one console title that was cinematic heavy."
"RPG-lite elements, economy, cover and melee based mechanics, fusion of storytelling, aesthetics, and gameplay experience and many more, these keywords in the listing are enough hints that Crystal Dynamics are keeping intact the most loved features in Tomb Raider 2013 for the sequel.
Expect some sort of Tomb Raider 2 presence at E3 2013. In another news, Dark Horse has announced that series of five Tomb Raider comics is pretty close to its publication.
The comics is said to bridge the gap between Tomb Raider 2013 and upcoming Tomb Raider 2. You can check out the cover art of fifth comic in the series, it hints snow setting.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics has just announced that Tomb Raider reboot (2013) is approaching whooping 6 million sales figure mark. A note from Head of The Studios, Darrell states: "By the end of this month we will surpass 6 million units for our Tomb Raider reboot, and, having achieved profitability back in 2013 Tomb Raider has exceeded profit expectations and continues to make significant contributions to our overall financial performance."
The note further reads: "Tomb Raider (2013) was released to critical acclaim and the team at Crystal has been overwhelmed with the way it was so warmly received by both critics and gamers. With more than 70 nominations and awards on industry “best of lists” at the end of 2013 we have been incredibly flattered with the response and feedback. In early 2014 we brought Tomb Raider to the new generation of consoles with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. This has also been very well received, sitting currently as one of the best reviewed titles in the new console launch period and offering a greatly enhanced experience for new gamers and returning fans."
This is really an amazing feat for both Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider deserve this success. The studio has already confirmed that a sequel to Tomb Raider is already in development, however no details has been revealed yet, and is not expected anytime soon as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition just launched few months ago.
Tell us in the comment section below what you guys want to see in next adventure of Lara Croft i.e in Tomb Raider 2?