The return of the famous archaeologist and adventurer, Lara Croft, is official. During “The State of Unreal 2022” event that took place today, Crystal Dynamics announced the development of a new game of tomb Raider. In addition, the company confirms that the title is being created with Unreal Engine 5 as a base. Epic Games, for its part, has announced that its new engine is now available for free download starting today.
After the spectacular reception of Marvel’s AvengersCrystal Dynamics has got down to work with tomb Raider, one of its most popular franchises. The company carries more than a decade trying to recover the old shine of the saga starring Lara Croft. Now that they have achieved it, they intend to continue with the project.
For its part, the development of the next tomb Raider under Unreal Engine 5 would mean the end of the Foundation Engine; proprietary Crystal Dynamics engine with which it was built Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the tomb Raider. In this way, the new iteration joins the list of games that bet on the graphic engine of Epic Gamesincluding the next The Witcher, Gears of War 5 and many more.
“Crystal Dynamics is proud to be a part of the launch of Unreal Engine 5. This new graphics engine translates to a next level of storytelling and gameplay experiences. And that’s why we’re excited to announce today that we’ve just started the development of our next game tomb Raider with Unreal Engine 5.”
Dallas Dickinson, CEO of the saga tomb Raider
As to tomb RaiderCrystal Dynamics has not wanted to pronounce on its release date. However, for some time now the company has been talking about plans for the future of the franchise. Now, if the fans of the saga thought to see information of any kind during E3 2022; the complete cancellation of the event has dashed all hopes.
What do we know about the next tomb Raider
Almost five years ago the last installment of the franchise was released, titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider. this title served as closure to the trilogy that began the reboot of the story of Lara Croft, and which began with Tomb Raider (2013). Here, they sold us a totally different image than the one we knew of the intrepid adventurer; even though much better adapted to modern times.
However, now that this trilogy has concluded, many of the followers have wondered what will be next on the list of ideas. Fortunately, Crystal Dynamics plans to continue with tomb Raiderand since mid-2020 they announced that the return of Lara Croft will come with pretty drastic changes.
First, the company plans unify all Lara Croft timelines. Of course, filing certain incompatibilities such as the history of Lara’s parents, her origins and more. In this way, they plan to insert the best of all worlds in the same adventure.
Now, according to Dickinson’s statements collected by Gematsuthe director plans to “push the layer of fidelity further and deliver the high-quality cinematic action experience that fans deserve both for Crystal Dynamics and for the saga tomb Raider“; and concludes with: “We can’t wait to start this journey together.