Crystal Dynamics Announces New Tomb Raider Game Will Be “Powered” by Unreal Engine 5

A new Tomb Raider game has been announced, but its title has not been revealed.

Crystal Dynamics revealed at today’s launch event Unreal State 2022 Presentation It has just started development on its next Tomb Raider game, which will be developed entirely in Unreal Engine 5. But if you’re looking for more information about the game, unfortunately, that’s all that’s been shared.

Here’s what Crystal Dynamics’ general manager of the Tomb Raider franchise, Dallas Dickinson, announced:

“Crystal Dynamics is proud to be a part of the launch of Unreal Engine 5. This new engine can translate into a higher level of storytelling and gaming experience. That’s why we’re excited to announce today that we’ve just begun development of a new engine powered by Unreal Engine 5. The next Tomb Raider game. Our goal is to push the limits of fidelity and deliver a high-quality cinematic action-adventure experience that fans of Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise deserve.”

As for what to expect from this Tomb Raider game, it could be a continuation of the story of Crystal Dynamics’ most recent trilogy (which eventually entered with the help of Eidos-Montréal). However, that’s pure speculation — there’s always a chance that Crystal Dynamics will reboot Tomb Raider again, as it did in 2013. However, the studio always refers to its trilogy reboot as its Lara Croft origin story, so maybe this new Unreal Engine 5-powered Tomb Raider will be the first game in the reboot timeline , of which Lara Croft is the Tomb Raider that many people think of when they hear the term “Tomb Raider.” Only time will tell.

Now, read everything announced in today’s Unreal Engine 5 demo, then read game whistleblower What’s your take on the latest Shadow of the Tomb Raider game in our Shadow of the Tomb Raider review.


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