Tomb Raider News (PC)

New Crystal Dynamic IP is "great time" for a "blank page"

Posted: 25.06.2012 by Technet2k

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There's something new cooking at Crystal Dynamics as the studio starts "from scratch" where they "don't already have a finger in that particular pool," says executive producer Scot Amos.

As everyone is looking for what's "going to be happening next" it's an opportune moment to try something new. Crystal are wary of not going "too far away" from gamer comfort zones.

Crystal's new "cutting edge, original IP" aims for "future platforms"

Posted: 21.06.2012 by Technet2k

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Tomb Raider house Crystal Dynamics has some new property it's working on and a job ad on the studio's website confirms it's a next-gen project coming to "future platforms".

Back in January the dev confirmed it had a new IP, and even suggested we could see something off it this year as they suggested 2012 was "going to be the biggest" yet.

Sexual assault "not a theme" for Tomb Raider, studio addresses rape remark Poll

Posted: 14.06.2012 by Technet2k

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Developer Crystal Dynamic has issued a statement that there will be no forced sexual act taken against Lara in the new 2013-bound Tomb Raider, despite what an executive producer said.

Studio boss Darrell Gallagher said that they were "not clear in a recent E3 press interview" and that there's no theme of "sexual assault" to be found in the game; there is an "undertone".

Lara Croft "literally turned into a cornered animal," fans will want to protect her Poll

Posted: 13.06.2012 by Technet2k

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Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider for 2013 will be doing all it can to emotionally bully us into caring for Lara Croft, reveals executive producer Ron Rosenberg. She breaks to break us.

We'll start to root for her in ways we "might not root for a male" lead. Players "don't really project themselves into" Lara but rather choose to go along and 'shield her'. It's do or die time.

E3 2012: Lara Croft has "never really had a personality," says Crystal Dynamics

Posted: 06.06.2012 by Technet2k

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The 2013 bound Tomb Raider, which acts as an origin story for Lara Croft, will be introducing something to the iconic hero that's been missing until now: personality. Lara needs to chat.

Karl Stewart of developer Crystal Dynamics says the way they'll inject Lady Croft with more than one dimension is to have her interact with others via a supporting cast of various quirks.