Amazon Games will release the next Tomb Raider game. No date has been set. The title will continue to be developed by Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the previous three games of the so-called reboot trilogy. The upcoming Lara Croft Adventure will be the first major single-player title from Amazon Games. So far, the Amazon division has focused on releasing multiplayer games.
Previous titles in the Tomb Raider series developed by Crystal Dynamics – Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) – were released by Japanese publisher Square Enix. However, this year Square Enix sold some iconic brands to Embracer. In addition to “Deus Ex”, it also includes “Tomb Raider”.
Lara Croft as the single player protagonist on Amazon
Although Swedish Embracer Group owns its own game publisher, Amazon Games has now secured publication of the upcoming Tomb Raider game, the company announced. However, Amazon hasn’t gone as far as acquiring Crystal Dynamics or buying the Tomb Raider brand. Amazon Games will support the developers and will be responsible for worldwide marketing and sales.
Previously, Amazon Games had not released any major single-player titles and focused primarily on online role-playing games. This includes the self-developed MMORPG “New World”, which was plagued by graphics card malfunctions and crashes. Simultaneously, Amazon Games also released the “Lost Ark” game, which has captured many Diablo and World of Warcraft fans in South Korea and Russia since 2019.
will take time to publish
Amazon Games says the next Tomb Raider game will continue Lara Croft’s story in the series, so it won’t be another reboot of older titles. Players control the heroine as usual and must explore the environment, find paths, solve puzzles and overcome enemies. This gameplay should be familiar and appealing to fans of the series.
The previously untitled Tomb Raider game will use the modern Unreal Engine 5. This is known since the release of the game engine in April 2022 According to Amazon’s announcement But is still in the early stages of development. So the release of the next adventure of Lara Croft should take some time. Amazon Games plans to announce details at a later date.
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