Amazon Games partners with Crystal Dynamics for the next Tomb Raider game

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Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics announced on Thursday that they’ve teamed up for the next title of the popular action-adventure video game series Tomb Raider.

Under the agreement, Crystal Dynamics will develop the new game while Amazon Games will provide its full support and publish it globally, the companies said in a statement.

They said the story of the series’ main character Lara Croft’s will continue in the upcoming title, which will have ‘’all the elements that have made Tomb Raider one of the most revered franchises in gaming’’.

The single-player narrative game is currently being built using Unreal Engine 5 and will be available on multiple platforms, according to the announcement post.

Amazon Games’ Vice President Christoph Hartmann said: ‘’Tomb Raider is one of the most beloved IPs in entertainment history. 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’ Head of Studio Scot Amos commented: “Crystal Dynamics has an extraordinary opportunity following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider. 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!

Also Read: Embracer Group acquires Crystal Dynamics, Eidos and Square Enix Montreal for $300 million

The news comes months after Amazon Games launched Lost Ark, an MMORPG title from South Korean developer Smilegate, on Steam earlier this year. The company also recently announced that it has partnered with Bandai Namco Online to release Blue Protocol in 2023.

Written by Maya Robertson


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