Crystal Dynamics is working on the next instalment in the Tomb Raider franchise as the series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Publisher Square Enix confirmed that it will be marking Lara Croft’s latest milestone with ‘nostalgic content’ throughout 2021 alongside community features and some surprises, but we now know that the next game is in the pipeline.
Will Kerslake, the series’ game director, commented:
We envision the future of Tomb Raider unfolding after [the rebooted trilogy], telling stories that build upon both the breadth of Core Design and Crystal Dynamics’ games, looking to unify these timelines. With Tomb Raider’s extensive history, this is not an easy task, and we ask for patience as we go through the process.
We're celebrating 25 Years of Tomb Raider throughout 2021, with community features, nostalgic content, and surprises along the way! pic.twitter.com/cOmsfVj8jr
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) January 27, 2021
Tomb Raider launched back in 1996 for the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and PC, with the franchise going on to sell over 81 million copies worldwide.