4 years after the release of its last opus, the Tomb Raider franchise will soon be entitled to a new video game. Crystal Dynamics took advantage of the global launch of Unreal Engine 5 to announce the developer of a new installment in the saga. Indeed, the latter is developed on the latest Epic engine. No release date has yet been mentioned.
25 years after the release of its first opus on PlayStation, the saga tomb Raider still enjoys worldwide popularity. We remember in particular the reaction of the players when the Epic Games Store offered the entirety of the last trilogy for Christmas. But since 2018, the series has been hiding in silence, without any sign of a new episode being felt. Until yesterday.
Yesterday was a red-hot day for the gaming world. It is indeed the day that Epic has chosen to present its Unreal Engine 5, the engine that promises to revolutionize the industry in the years to come. During this long conference, another announcement, almost hidden, was made. That ofa new Tomb Raider gamedeveloped therefore, you the other understood, using the Unreal Engine 5.
Crystal Dynamics announces a new Tomb Raider developed on Unreal Engine 5
At this point, very little is known about the game. No image has been released, nor even elements of its screenplay. On this point, however, Crystal Dynamics ensures that the use of the Unreal Engine 5 “results in next-level storytelling and gaming experiences. » In other words, this new technology should allow studios to show themselves even more ambitious than was the last trilogy.
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Barely launched, Epic’s new engine has already made its way into development studios. Indeed, Crystal Dynamics is not the first to use the latter, since CD Projekt has already announced a new title from The Witcher saga, also developed on Unreal Engine 5. The Coalition, the studio behind the Gears of War 4 and 5, also featured its own tech demo of the engine.
Crystal Dynamics is incredibly excited about the future of Unreal and how it will help us take our storytelling to the next level. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our next #tomb Raider game is being built on Unreal Engine 5! pic.twitter.com/UFMiWzJAZc
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) April 5, 2022