Amazon Is Collaborating with Crystal Dynamics to Publish the Next Tomb Raider Game

Amazon Games has been confirmed as the publisher for the next Tomb Raider game. The company revealed a new agreement with the developer, Crystal Dynamics. Although this marks the beginning of a new chapter in the studio’s long history with the legendary Tomb Raider series, at least in terms of publishing, the series has been closely associated with the studio up until now.

Square Enix published previous entries in the Tomb Raider series. In 2009, the publisher purchased Eidos Interactive, the company that owned Crystal Dynamics. However, Square Enix sold Crystal Dynamics and other studios to the Embracer Group this year, along with the rights to games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief.

The unnamed game is currently being made at Crystal Dynamics. It will be made with the help of the tech giant’s games division “from development to publishing.” Earlier today, the companies made the partnership official by announcing that “Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally.

Unreal Engine 5 is being used to develop the upcoming Tomb Raider game. According to a press release from Amazon and Crystal Dynamics, the next Tomb Raider game will be “the biggest, most expansive Tomb Raider game to date.” The new Tomb Raider is still in the very early stages of development, so a release date or supported platforms have not been revealed.

Crystal Dynamics’ studio head Scot Amos also commented on the partnership, saying that the studio will be able to “redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider” due to the acquisition by the Embracer Group earlier this year. “Transformative is what we’re looking for, and in Amazon Games we’ve found a team that shares our creative vision, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe across the spectrum of possibilities.

Although there is very little information available about the game (the title hasn’t even been revealed), rest assured that we will keep you updated as soon as any new details become available.

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