Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Is a new game in the works?

It looks like Lara Croft is already getting ready for her newest adventure. A new rumour circulating the internet point towards the release of a new game: ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’  

Fans of the beautiful adventuress Lara Croft can seemingly start getting excited over their next adventure with the Heroin as a new game in the series, ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’, appears to in the works. At least that is what the pictures of a laptop screen, which recently appeared on an internet forum, suggest.  The picture is from a gamer who spotted the screen, which shows a presentation about the new game, in a metro in Montreal. However, the pictures are incredibly blurry and could easily be fake.

In the wake of the picture’s release, a magazine reported that they found out from inside sources that Edios Montreal is in fact working on a new game called “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”. This would mean that Crystal Dynamic has stepped down as the developers of the series and has passed the honour on to the makers of the “Deus-ex” games. An official statement hasn’t been given yet, but the information we do have so far seems plausible – after all, the new edition of ‘Tomb Raider’ was intended to be a trilogy from the outset and after the success of the previous two games the release of another game would make sense.

Developers make Personnel Changes

After ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ there was always going to be a third, and while there hasn’t yet been an announcement made to confirm a new release, the developers ‘Square Enix’ have often spoken of the series as a trilogy. Personnel changes at ‘Crystal Dynamics’ also hint towards the release of a new game, they recently announced that they had hired Ian Milham as the new game director for the brand ‘Tomb Raider’. Milham is a quasi-industry veteran with 20 years of professional experience.

Up until now he worked at Visceral Games as the Art Director for the ‘Dead Space’ series as well as ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and their new ‘Star Wars’ game. Milham is a self-proclaimed fan of adventures and said he couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work on a ‘Tomb Raider’ game. Lara Croft is in his opinion a legend in the action-adventure genre and a fundamental aspect of the gaming industry. Milham is said to be looking forward to working on and to participate in the development of the game. It sounds like the release of the next game in the ‘Tomb Rider’ series may be announced soon.