The next installment in the Tomb Raider franchise is in active development by Crystal Dynamics as announced earlier this year. Thanks to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, we learned that Amazon Games has signed on to publish the upcoming game.
According to the report:
The next adventure for Lara Croft will be a multi-format, single-player narrative game built using Unreal Engine 5. It is in early development. Amazon says it is working with the developer ‘from the ground up to bring their vision to life – from development all the way through publishing.’
“Crystal Dynamics has an extraordinary opportunity following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider,” said studio head Scot Amos.
“Transformative is what we’re looking for, and with Amazon Games, we found a team that shares our creative vision, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe across the spectrum of possibilities. They’re uniquely positioned to rewrite what publishing and development collaborations are, and we’re eager to forge this new path together, starting with building the biggest and best Tomb Raider game yet.”
Obviously it will be some time before we see Tomb Raider in action and the new game certainly has a legacy to live up to for fans. We’ll have more on Tomb Raider in 2023!