Tomb Raider Delayed Until 2013, But We Are Willing To Wait For Lara Croft
Crystal Dynamics released an announcement stating that although their latest Tomb Raider title won’t be available until 2013, they will present it at this year’s E3. Below is a statement from Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.
A Message to the Tomb Raider Community
When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers. The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.
We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait. The game is looking amazing and we can’t wait to show it to everyone at E3 in a few weeks.
A forum dedicated to questions has been created by Community Manager Megan Marie, and by clicking the link anyone can voice their woes, with common themes being presented to Gallagher in their next podcast. To ease the pain, the above image was released in hopes to excite fans and ignite interest in the E3 presentation coming up in June.