According to a recent source, information about the upcoming Tomb Raider game might be released next year. Crystal Dynamics previously revealed that it will be creating another Tomb Raider game using Unreal Engine 5.
Tomb Raider, which debuted in 1996, quickly became one of the most popular action-adventure games. Lara Croft, the franchise’s protagonist, went on to become one of the most famous video game heroines. There have been three Tomb Raider trilogies: the original trilogy, the legend trilogy, and the survivor trilogy. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, released in 2018, was the most recent game.
There has been considerable conjecture regarding Crystal Dynamics’ approach to the forthcoming Tomb Raider game. While no specifics have been given, Crystal Dynamics’ latest investor meeting suggested that additional information would be released by next year. When questioned about the future Tomb Raider game, Crystal Dynamics CEO Phil Rogers said that although details cannot be revealed at this time, he is thrilled about the route the team has chosen for the next game. Details about the upcoming Tomb Raider are expected to be released in 2023.
Since this year, the new Tomb Raider has been under active development. Crystal Dynamics has said that the game will have “next-level narrative and gameplay experiences” thanks to the usage of Unreal Engine 5. The game might also be released next year, but fans will have to wait for an official statement from the developer. However, gamers do know that it will most likely be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
While Crystal Dynamics has not divulged the plot for the new Tomb Raider game, some gamers assume that it will pick up where Shadow of the Tomb Raider left off, or that it would follow the timeframe of the original trilogy. Another notion is that it will begin a whole new narrative for Lara. Of course, the idea of a restored Tomb Raider game exists, particularly if developers use Unreal Engine 5 to reconstruct old titles.
In recent years, there seems to have been a renaissance in nostalgic games, with creators either releasing long-awaited sequels or remastering earlier versions of games. Square Enix is a major example, having completely revamped Final Fantasy 7, with the second part of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth due out late next year. Many gamers seem to be revelling in the nostalgia of rediscovering old favourites. This is why they’re requesting that creators bring back select titles and make them compatible with next-generation systems. While Crystal Dynamics’ future plans for Tomb Raider are unknown, lifelong Tomb Raider fans would undoubtedly welcome a new game in the genre.