Amazon Games has struck a deal with Crystal Dynamics to support the development and publishing of its next mainline Tomb Raider game made with Unreal Engine 5.
The companies announced their partnership today, December 15th, saying, “We have reached an agreement that Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multi-platform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game worldwide. I did,” he said.
The game in question is the next-generation Tomb Raider, announced in April 2022. In August, he said Crystal Dynamics, which was acquired by Embracer Group, has enabled more unconventional publishing deals, such as one with Amazon.
“Crystal Dynamics has the perfect opportunity to redefine the Tomb Raider publishing relationship following its acquisition by Embracer.
“What we are looking for is a transformation. Together with Amazon Games, we have found a team that shares the creative vision, ambitions and values of the Lara Croft universe across the spectrum of possibilities. We want to forge this new path together, starting with building a Tomb Raider game.”
A relatively vague description of the new game was also shared, but basically adheres to what players expect from Crystal Dynamics’ next game. A single-player story-driven adventure that continues the story of the Tomb Raider series.
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“It contains all the elements that made Tomb Raider one of gaming’s most revered franchises, putting players in control of Lara Croft, the confident multi-dimensional hero. The environment is a great place to explore and create. Intriguing pathfinding is rewarded, challenging puzzles are solved, and a wide variety of enemies to face and overcome.
“Crystal Dynamics harnesses the power and cutting-edge technology of Unreal Engine 5 to take storytelling to the next level in the largest and most scalable Tomb Raider game ever. It is in its early stages and additional details will be announced at a later date.”
Given that little else has been said about the game and it’s still in the early stages of development, it could be a while before Crystal Dynamics, Embracer, or Amazon Games share more. .
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