Amazon Games announces partnership with Crystal Dynamics to develop and publish the next Tomb Raider game. Create this Amazon’s biggest title. Admittedly, Amazon only has a few games, so it’s not a very difficult goal to achieve. Still, it’s a big draw for Amazon.
Tomb Raider is a globally recognized franchise that has been around since the original PlayStation days. And it has gone through numerous game releases across platform generations, re-releases, spin-offs, and a trilogy of complete remakes. There are also cartoons and movie series. Lots of toys and other items based on the franchise. Simply put, Tomb Raider is a massive property and Amazon scored big here.
Tomb Raider was once owned by Square Enix, but earlier this year the publisher announced it would be selling its western studios. Includes Montréal. Both of these studios are now owned by Embracer Group.
Amazon says new Tomb Raider stays true to its roots
For those worried about Amazon being involved in the development of this game, they probably don’t have to. We released Lost Ark and it works really well and has been doing well since launch. Rated “mostly positive” on Steam.
More importantly, the new Tomb Raider game “includes all the elements that have made Tomb Raider one of gaming’s most respected franchises.” The title is a single-player, continuation of Lara’s story with a strong focus on the story. You can also expect to solve a lot of puzzles along with the action.
The game is also multi-platform, coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and is built with Unreal Engine 5. ” Currently, the game is still in a very early development stage, so it may not be released anytime soon. In the meantime, players will have access to the remade trilogy again.