Amazon has announced that it will be publishing the next Tomb Raider game. The announcement came Thursday morning that Amazon has come to an agreement with developer Crystal Dynamics.
The new game, Crystal Dynamics’ first since leaving Square Enix, will see a multiplatform release that will continue the story of Lara Croft from recent titles.
“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,” the announcement reads.
The game will be developed in Unreal Engine 5 in order to take advantage of the latest technology for development.
For Amazon, the company believes it can help bring a higher quality product to the table for fans of the series with this new partnership.
“Tomb Raideris one of the most beloved IPs in entertainment history,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, in a press release. “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.”
So far, there has been no mention of when a release of the next Tomb Raider game could happen. The next game will be the fourth in the rebooted series and the first since 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider.