Tomb raider 2022: Amazon Games Will Publish Crystal Dynamics’ Next Tomb Raider Game

Amazon to Support and Publish New Tomb Raider With Crystal Dynamics

Tomb Raider Next

By Ryan Dinsdale

Updated: Dec 17, 2022 5:05 am

Posted: Dec 15, 2022 4:30 pm

Amazon Games has signed a deal with Crystal Dynamics to support the development of and publish the next mainline Tomb Raider game being made in Unreal Engine 5.

The companies announced the partnership today, December 15, saying they «have reached an agreement under which Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally.»

The game in question is the next-gen Tomb Raider that was announced in April 2022. Crystal Dynamics, which was purchased by Embracer Group in August, noted that the acquisition has allowed for more unconventional publishing agreements such as the deal with Amazon.

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«Crystal Dynamics has an extraordinary opportunity following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider,» said head of Crystal Dynamics 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.»

A relatively vague description of the new game was also shared, though it essentially conforms to what players would expect from Crystal Dynamics’ next game. «The as-yet-untitled new Tomb Raider game is a single-player, narrative-driven adventure that continues Lara Croft’s story in the Tomb Raider series.

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«It includes all the elements that have made Tomb Raider one of the most revered franchises in gaming, giving players control of the confident and multidimensional hero Lara Croft in an environment that rewards exploration and creative pathfinding, with mind-bending puzzles to solve, and a wide variety of enemies to face and overcome.

«Crystal Dynamics is drawing on the power and cutting-edge technology of Unreal Engine 5 to take storytelling to the next level, in the biggest, most expansive Tomb Raider game to date. The title is currently in early development, and additional details will be announced at a later date.»

Little else was said about the game and, considering it’s still in early development, it will likely be a while longer before Crystal Dynamics, Embracer, or Amazon Games shares more.

In our 9/10 review of the previous game, IGN said: «Shadow of the Tomb Raider offers up a powerful finale to Lara Croft’s origin trilogy.»

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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Next major Tomb Raider game will continue Lara Croft’s saga in a single-player, multiplatform adventure

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics today announced they have reached an agreement under which Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally.

Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics have reached an agreement under which Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The as-yet-untitled new Tomb Raider game is a single-player, narrative-driven adventure that continues Lara Croft’s story in the Tomb Raider series. It includes all the elements that have made Tomb Raider one of the most revered franchises in gaming, giving players control of the confident and multidimensional hero Lara Croft in an environment that rewards exploration and creative pathfinding, with mind-bending puzzles to solve, and a wide variety of enemies to face and overcome. Crystal Dynamics is drawing on the power and cutting-edge technology of Unreal Engine 5 to take storytelling to the next level, in the biggest, most expansive Tomb Raider game to date. The title is currently in early development, and additional details will be announced at a later date.

Tomb Raider is one of the most beloved IPs in entertainment history,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games. “Amazon Games is committed to bringing players games of the highest quality, from the best developers, across all variety of platforms and genres, and we’re honored by the opportunity to work with this storied developer and franchise. Our team is incredibly excited about collaborating with the talented and visionary Crystal Dynamics team to bring the next chapter of Lara Croft’s saga to players around the world.”

“Crystal Dynamics has an extraordinary opportunity following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider,” said Scot Amos, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics. “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!”

Crystal Dynamics has developed and published dozens of award-winning titles over the past three decades, including globally revered franchises like Legacy of Kain and Tomb Raider. The Tomb Raider franchise includes more than 20 video games, is loved by more than 170 million people around the world1, and has sold more than 95 million copies since the first entry was released in 1996. The most recent “Survivor Trilogy,” comprised of Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015), and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018), garnered more than 200 “Best of” awards and nominations.

The agreement with Crystal Dynamics marks a further expansion of Amazon Games’ AAA publishing efforts, which also include Lost Ark from Smilegate RPG and the recently announced Blue Protocol from Bandai Namco Online Inc. The upcoming Tomb Raider title will mark Amazon Games’ first single-player narrative title, following success with multiplayer titles New World and Lost Ark. To stay up to date, visit amazongames.com.

About Amazon Games

At Amazon Games, our ambition is to create bold new experiences that foster community in and around our games. Our team of game industry veterans is building within the sandbox of Prime Gaming, Twitch, Amazon retail, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and more to push boundaries and deliver captivating experiences to our players. Amazon Games is developing AAA multiplayer games based on original IPs, including New World, with our studios and teams in Seattle, Orange County, San Diego, and Montreal. Amazon Games also publishes best-in-class third party games, leading with Lost Ark from Smilegate RPG and Blue Protocol from Bandai Namco Online Inc.

About Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics has developed and published more than 30 games during its award-winning, 30-year adventure. Some of the company’s beloved franchises include Legacy of Kain and TOMB RAIDER, which has sold more than 95 million copies worldwide. TOMB RAIDER’s protagonist, the hero Lara Croft, has been a cultural icon for more than 25 years, appearing in more than 20 games, and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. In addition to its headquarters in San Mateo, California, Crystal Dynamics has two additional studios: Crystal Northwest in Bellevue, Washington, and Crystal Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Crystal Dynamics’ website can be found at https://crystald.com/

About TOMB RAIDER

The TOMB RAIDER videogame franchise, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has sold over 95 million copies worldwide. The franchise’s popularity has exploded into a series of blockbuster films based on the original Tomb Raider game and 2013 reboot. Its protagonist Lara Croft has been a contemporary global icon for over two decades. The most-recent release in the world-famous franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, received numerous “Best of” nominations and awards and is the remarkable conclusion to Lara Croft’s origin story. All of this continues to make TOMB RAIDER a destination brand for action-adventure.

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Movie Tomb Raider: Lara Croft 2 (2023) release date, trailer — KinoTree

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    Lara has had a craving for adventure since childhood. However, fate decreed otherwise. Her father suddenly disappears, and Lara tries hard to find him. But all her attempts lead to a dead end. One day, she meets her father’s business partner, who informs her of her inheritance. If she doesn’t accept it, it will be sold out. Lara accepts the inheritance and at the same moment finds out who her father was and what is hidden in her father’s estate. She finds a secret passage to her father’s tomb, where she discovers a video message from her father. In it, he describes his research in detail and asks Lara to destroy everything so that the villains do not get his research. However, Lara decides to leave things as they are and continue her father’s research.

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    Fans are increasingly interested in whether and when the film Tomb Raider: Lara Croft 2 will be released. The release date of the next part has not yet been announced in Russia, but we hope for news and announcement in 2023.

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    Plot

    LARA CROFT — a young girl, is not yet an adventure of adventures. However, at the age of 21, her life is quite boring — most of the time she travels around East London on her bike, moonlighting as a courier, and also tries to find any clues that will help her solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance.

    He has been missing for more than seven years, and despite everyone’s assurances that her search is fruitless, Lara refuses to take responsibility for managing his company and intends to find him.

    Having stumbled upon strange documents at home, the girl decides to go to a distant island in search of answers to her questions. However, the traveler’s ship gets into a storm, after which she comes to her senses already on the shore, where she is met by the leader of the expedition, Vogel. Lara is sure that he is somehow involved in the murder of her father.

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    Initially, the continuation of the adventures of Lara Croft was supposed to start in 2020. However, the outbreak of the pandemic and the situation with the coronavirus in the world made changes to the plans of the creators.

    While the project was in the stage of forced freezing, its director and screenwriter had time to change. The first part was directed by Ben Wheatley, while the second part was directed by Misha Green, who will also replace Amy Jump as a screenwriter. This project will be Misha Green’s first step into the world of big cinema as a director.

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    • The main role went to Alicia Vikander.
    • The role of Richard Croft was played by Dominic West.
    • Matthias Vogel — Walton Goggins.
    • Captain Lu Ren — Daniel Wu.
    • Anna Miller — Kristin Scott Thomas.

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    1. The lead actress admitted to that she is a long time fan of Tomb Raider. The film is a reboot of the 2013 game.
    2. Alicia Vikander, as well as the entire film crew, were heavily criticized by fans of the original game series. In their opinion, Lara performed by Vikander turned out to be completely faceless. In response to the anger of the fans of the game, Vikander suggested that they were actually interested not so much in the heroine herself and the story of her adventures, but in her appearance. Despite the criticism, the project still received a continuation.
    3. Daisy Ridley could have played the role of Lara instead of Vikander, but she chose to star in Star Wars.