Next-gen Tomb Raider reveal teased for December
posted on 11.19.13 at 08:54 PM EST by (@salromano)
"Keep an eye on any major gaming events," Square Enix teases.

Yesterday, an Amazon Italy listing outed a possible ‘definitive version’ of Crystal Dynamics’ March-released Tomb Raider reboot for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today, Square Enix all but confirmed its existence.

“It’s so hard to keep a secret these days!” a Square Enix rep told IGN. “We appreciate all of the enthusiasm, however we don’t have any details to share just yet. That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December.”

December 7 will play host to the VGX awards on Spike TV, where new games and world premiere trailers will debut. Being the only “major gaming event” next month, the tease seems to suggest a reveal at the awards show.

  • miyamoto

    ScrewEnix must recoup the losses they incurred with this game. I hope they profit with the next gen relaunch. Even if they sold their souls to M$ I hope they repent of their sins.
    Meanwhile Sony must release a FULL HD Uncharted Trilogy on PS4 before the Next gen Uncharted Full HD

    • Alkhan

      Why would Sony waste resources porting the Uncharted games to the PS4 when they can(and will) just put them on their Gakai service when it launches next year?

      • miyamoto

        Because all Uncharted high resolution assets are down sized for PS3 according to Naughty Dog and are PS4 ready.

        http://gamingbolt.com/naughty-dog-our-assets-are-created-at-high-resolution-ready-for-ps4

        It’s no secret that Naughty Dog have two internal teams: One team is working on The Last of Us, and the other we think are working on the sequel to Uncharted 3 for the PlayStation 4. Now that there are just a few days before Sony unveils the ‘future of gaming’ with the much anticipated reveal of the PS3′s successor. Naughty Dog are already talking about their approach in getting prepared for the next generation.

        Christophe Balestra, Co-president of Naughty Dog, had a few interesting things to share about how their team may eventually handle a hardware superior to the PS3. He talks about how Naughty Dog may need more people when they start working on the PS4 and how it can be a scary experience for them.

        “It’s true – moving on to something else after PS3 might mean more people, but we’re not sure just yet,” he revealed.

        “It’s about the quality of the tools, and about whether you can make something smarter. My guess is that they will expand – you’ll have more this, and more that – you’ll always have something more. In terms of our art, we always create our assets at a higher resolution than what you see in-game. A lot of our pipelines are already ready to move to something superior to the PS3. But it’s scary.”

        Read more at http://gamingbolt.com/naughty-dog-our-assets-are-created-at-high-resolution-ready-for-ps4#GFrYdpjhe38OgBZA.99

      • miyamoto

        They are gonna reintroduce Uncharted in Full HD to the new PS4 gaming community

        • Alkhan

          They’re going to reintroduce Uncharted exactly as it was to the PS4 community through Gakai.

  • DarthBrian

    It’s this one going to be an actual Tomb Raider game, with Tombs, real platforming and puzzles and not a “I win if I push forward on the stick and shoot everything in the face” game?

    • 罪罰

      moaning raider was kawaii

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Please be Tomb Raider 2 reveal, not port announcement.

    • Nhiroz

      Now you said that, its going to be a Wii U version, utilizing the touch pad :P

  • bloodiOS

    Dat announcement of an announcement! 

    • AdamBoy64

      I don’t think that will ever get old.

    • HighBrowDrifter

      People need to be very cautious in their word choice……some might get excited the wrong way….*crrgh*, you know how people are….

      -Excited_Puss

    • Alkhan

      Yep, that’s Square Enix alright.

      I’m expecting something new to be briefly teased at the VGX followed by a “Please be excited for E3″ from Shinji Hashimoto.

    • EX+

      I have to admit, SE works in very mysterious ways, but I could feel Noctis’ presence when he said that. Lol
      The second I saw the Noctis perfume (wish that had a cologne), I knew it.

  • Martian Wong

    What about Jump Festa? It is in December as well….

    • EX+

      Jump Festa is usually in late December (I hope it’s earlier this year). Plus, it’s all about Japanese games. Tomb Raider 2 wouldn’t have a huge presence there.

  • miyamoto

    Uncharted and TLOU PS4

    It’s no secret that Naughty Dog have two internal teams: One team is working on The Last of Us, and the other we think are working on the sequel to Uncharted 3 for the PlayStation 4. Now that there are just a few days before Sony unveils the ‘future of gaming’ with the much anticipated reveal of the PS3′s successor. Naughty Dog are already talking about their approach in getting prepared for the next generation.

    Christophe Balestra, Co-president of Naughty Dog, had a few interesting things to share about how their team may eventually handle a hardware superior to the PS3. He talks about how Naughty Dog may need more people when they start working on the PS4 and how it can be a scary experience for them.

    “It’s true – moving on to something else after PS3 might mean more people, but we’re not sure just yet,” he revealed.

    “It’s about the quality of the tools, and about whether you can make something smarter. My guess is that they will expand – you’ll have more this, and more that – you’ll always have something more. In terms of our art, we always create our assets at a higher resolution than what you see in-game. A lot of our pipelines are already ready to move to something superior to the PS3. But it’s scary.”

    He also recounts his experience in moving from the PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3. As expected it wasn’t an easy thing.

    “And that was totally our fault. And also we were going from PS2 to PS3, the shaders were different and things like that, and we had a lot to learn. I think we’ve caught up though – I think our games look pretty good, so I feel like we’re fine right now. But it’s always scary, because you don’t know what to expect just to do something. We’ll see. We have a little more time to think about it,” he told EuroGamer.

    It will be interesting to see how Naughty Dog will handle the challenges while they move their development structure from the PS3 to PS4. And if they can repeat their acclaimed performances on a superior platform, then one can expect an experience unlike anything.

    Stay tuned to GamingBolt for our continued coverage of The Last of Us and next week’s full reveal of the PS4.

    Read more at http://gamingbolt.com/naughty-dog-our-assets-are-created-at-high-resolution-ready-for-ps4#GFrYdpjhe38OgBZA.99

  • miyamoto

    Naughty Dog has been prepared along time ago since 2008 and SE needs lots of catching up to do.

  • artemisthemp

    Imagine how Tomb Raiders 2013 would look on PS4 :)