Amazon Games has signed a cope with Crystal Dynamics to assist the event of and publish the following mainline Tomb Raider game being made in Unreal Engine 5.
The corporations introduced the partnership at present, December 15, saying they “have reached an settlement underneath which Crystal Dynamics will develop a brand new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games offering full assist and publishing the game globally.”
The game in query is the next-gen Tomb Raider that was introduced in April 2022. Crystal Dynamics, which was bought by Embracer Group in August, famous that the acquisition has allowed for extra unconventional publishing agreements such because the cope with Amazon.
“Crystal Dynamics has a rare alternative following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider,” stated head of Crystal Dynamics Scot Amos.
“Transformative is what we’re searching for, and with Amazon Games, we discovered a staff that shares our inventive imaginative and prescient, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe throughout the spectrum of prospects. They’re uniquely positioned to rewrite what publishing and improvement collaborations are, and we’re desirous to forge this new path collectively, beginning with constructing the most important and finest Tomb Raider game but.”
A comparatively obscure description of the brand new game was additionally shared, although it basically conforms to what gamers would count on from Crystal Dynamics’ subsequent game. “The as-yet-untitled new Tomb Raider game is a single-player, narrative-driven journey that continues Lara Croft’s story within the Tomb Raider sequence.
“It consists of all the weather which have made Tomb Raider one of the revered franchises in gaming, giving gamers management of the assured and multidimensional hero Lara Croft in an surroundings that rewards exploration and artistic pathfinding, with mind-bending puzzles to resolve, and all kinds of enemies to face and overcome.
“Crystal Dynamics is drawing on the ability and cutting-edge know-how of Unreal Engine 5 to take storytelling to the following stage, within the largest, most expansive Tomb Raider game up to now. The title is at the moment in early improvement, and extra particulars might be introduced at a later date.”
Little else was stated in regards to the game and, contemplating it is nonetheless in early improvement, it’s going to probably be some time longer earlier than Crystal Dynamics, Embracer, or Amazon Games shares extra.
In our 9/10 evaluation of the earlier game, Pointmmo stated: “Shadow of the Tomb Raider affords up a robust finale to Lara Croft’s origin trilogy.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an Pointmmo freelancer and performing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.