Amazon introduced it’s going to be publishing the subsequent entry within the Tomb Raider franchise. At present in growth at Crystal Dynamics, the unnamed title will likely be constructed alongside the tech large’s video games division “from growth all over publishing.”
Tomb Raider’s return has been an open secret, and Crystal Dynamics mentioned in September it regained management of the franchise after it and the sequence have been bought off to Embracer earlier this 12 months. Nonetheless, that is the primary actual piece of arduous information concerning the upcoming title: it’s going to be a multiplatform single-player affair, constructed on Unreal Engine 5.
For Amazon, this marks its second high-profile partnership with a giant recreation developer. Final week throughout the Recreation Awards, it was revealed that it and Bandai Namco have been partnering on the web anime recreation Blue Protocol.
“Amazon Video games is dedicated to bringing gamers video games of the best high quality, from the very best builders, throughout all number of platforms and genres, and we’re honored by the chance to work with this storied developer and franchise,” wrote Amazon Video games VP Christoph Hartmann.
“Our workforce is extremely enthusiastic about collaborating with the proficient and visionary Crystal Dynamics workforce to carry the following chapter of Lara Croft’s saga to gamers world wide.”
The final mainline entry within the motion/journey sequence was Shadow of the Tomb Raider again in 2018, which introduced an finish to the reboot period of Lara Croft’s adventures. Crystal Dynamics has been cagey on what’s subsequent for Lara, apart from this new title will bring together the timelines of her latest reboot escapades and her earlier adventures.
Along with Crystal Dynamics’ incoming title, Netflix can be engaged on an animated adaptation of the reboot trilogy, and the film rights to Tomb Raider turned up for grabs earlier this 12 months.
We’re excited to announce that @CrystalDynamics has partnered with @AMZNGameStudios on the following main entry within the Tomb Raider sequence, which is able to proceed Lara Croft’s saga in a single-player, story-driven multiplatform journey. Amazon Video games will assist & publish globally! pic.twitter.com/Pn5aGeZaAm
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) December 15, 2022