Next-gen Tomb Raider sequel in development
posted on 08.01.13 at 11:58 AM EDT by (@salromano)
'We're not abandoning triple-A console and PC games.'

Crystal Dynamics’ first next-gen project is a sequel to this year’s Tomb Raider, it’s been confirmed.

In a note to fans, Square Enix America and Europe CEO Phil Rogers addressed concerns that the company would abandon triple-A console games for a more mobile-oriented focus.

“I can categorically say that we’re not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games,” Rogers said. “We’re working hard at improving how we develop our games and how we release them, and I want to explain that in a little more detail.

“Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014. I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!”

Rogers promises the future will bring players more choice, platforms, and fresh ideas.

“We will make sure that whatever the platform, we’ll always keep our focus on raising the quality bar,” Rogers said. “We feel that is what gamers should expect from a Square Enix game.

“I’ve spent the past few months building a senior team in the Americas and Europe to support our new and evolving strategy. We plan to share a fuller title release plan with you soon on games ranging from next-gen blockbusters (the above mentioned Tomb Raider sequel) to new cutting-edge tablet and mobile games (such as the recently released Deus Ex: The Fall), to live and online PC games (our now in beta Heroes & Generals).”

Rogers is asking that Square Enix fans e-mail any feedback they might have to his personal e-mail at, though he can’t promise he’ll respond to every e-mail.

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  • Anime10121

    Fantastic! Loved TombRaider and look forward to Lara’s next gen debut!

    • EX+

      Dude, I found something. Ya know Battlefield 4? Because it uses the direct X11 API, the xb1 will run it better! KH3 and FFXV use direct x11 as well! I pray that those games won’t run better on the xbone. The PS4 has a better GPU and 7 (or 8) GB of GDDR5 RAM. Whatdya think?

      • KainArkanos

        The PS4 uses something very similarly set up to Direct X11, about as similar as they can get it without being sued.

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    • icup ✔️

      have you tried amazon or possibly ebay?

    • Ultimasamune

      I know right? ;(

      Just hope the folks at CD have been secretly working underground for the past decade, biding their time till they release an awesome rebooted line (or sequels–that’s fine!) for the PS4 :D

    • adhesive

      Hopefully nowhere. A series that prides itself on its writing just won’t be the same without its original writer.

  • Sevyne

    Awesome! The most recent Tomb Raider was one of my top games of this gen and it’s awesome to see a follow-up coming to next gen. Can’t wait!

  • Zackasaur

    I love the Tomb Raider reboot and will totally buy this for PS4.

  • Bob Obb

    I’d rather see something like Parasite Eve 3 but this is fine too. TR reboot was the first one I actually finished

    • Sevyne

      The team that worked on Tomb Raider would likely have little to nothing to do with Parasite Eve anyway. Though, I also would like that as well.

  • Zero

    I can categorically say that we’re not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games,” Rogers said.

    Thank you! Best news of the week right here.

  • McPoo

    I wonder if they’re counting the Wii U as next gen

    I notice the Wii U hasn’t been included in the article tags either.

    • Zackasaur

      Even if it’s part of the eighth generation of consoles, it’s part of the seventh generation of tech… :/

      If it’s on Wii U, then it ought to also be on PS3 and 360.

      I want the game to be as high-end as it can be, so I’d hope for PS4/PC/X1.

  • Elvick

    Good. :D

  • Raiu

    What high expectation will they be setting for this time?

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Awesome! My PS4 will be ready for this! ;)

  • Azuardo

    Need next-gen Lara now.

  • artemisthemp

    Enjoy the first Tomb Raider (2013) and looking forward to this Tomb Raider, but hope they won’t included MP in Tomb Raider 2

  • Guest