The New Tomb Raider Game Will Come Sooner Than Expected

Good news for all Tomb Raider fans: the next part of the series looks set to be released earlier than expected. The story of Lara Croft could soon be continued, as has been reported by a known insider.

Tomb Raider Unreal Engine 5
The new Tomb Raider game could come sooner than expected. | © Crystal Dynamics

The release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the latest game in the legendary franchise, already happened 4 years ago. So, it isn't surprising that there will be a new title sooner rather than later. We already know that this new game is in development, only it's still unclear when it will be released.

It was generally assumed that the game will take a long time to come out. But it now actually looks like the next Tomb Raider could come sooner than we thought, as a known insider revealed some new details on the title.

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New Tomb Raider Could Be Revealed This Year

This news is based on info from leaker and reporter Miller Ross from exputer. According to Ross, the development is further advanced than we knew so far and the game could be revealed this year. It would make sense that the development studio Crystal Dynamics now has more time and can develop the game faster. After all, they stopped the service for Marvel's Avengers.

It is therefore likely that more resources can be used for the new Tomb Raider and that we can soon look forward to the continuation of Lara Croft's story. He further explained some of the details of his story on ResetEra:

Tomb Raider is full steam ahead, Perfect Dark I've heard has hit a roadbump or two. You'll see the former before the latter.
I don't know exactly. Just heard the waters were choppy for Perfect Dark.
Tomb Raider has actually been in development for a lot longer than people know, though it did restart when they shifted from Foundation to UE5. It's been in the cards for a while now.
I would indeed expect at least a year between them.

Miller is a trusted source in the community, who has accurately revealed info on Crystal Dynamics before. So we can trust him when he says, that there will be at least a year between the releases of Perfect Dark, which Crystal Dynamics is also working on) and Tomb Raider.

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He assumes that Perfect Dark will be released in 2025 and that would mean that the next Tomb Raider would be released in 2024. Then it would be soon time for an announcement from Crystal Dynamics. So you'll have to wait a bit until the newest part of the series is released, but at least it looks promising.

What We Already Know About The Next Tomb Raider

Unfortunately, we don't know much yet, but that could change quickly now. What we do know is that Crystal Dynamics will be working with Amazon Games for the new Tomb Raider. Amazon Games is supposed to support the game and publish it globally.

We also know that the Unreal Engine 5 will serve as the graphics engine. Furthermore, the story of Lara Croft will be continued. Not a remake or reboot, thankfully. We think that's pretty cool and hope it will be as good as the most recent games.

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