Amazon Games teams up with Crystal Dynamics for next-gen Tomb Raider game!
Unreal Engine 5 powers the next Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games!
Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics team up for new Tomb Raider game!
Gamers rejoice! Amazon Games has partnered with Crystal Dynamics to support the development of and publish the next mainline Tomb Raider game being made in Unreal Engine 5. The companies announced the exciting partnership on December 15, saying they "have reached an agreement under which Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally."
This news is especially exciting for Tomb Raider fans as the game in question is the highly anticipated next-gen Tomb Raider that was announced back in April 2022. Crystal Dynamics, which was recently purchased by Embracer Group in August, noted that the acquisition has allowed for more unconventional publishing agreements such as the deal with Amazon.
"Crystal Dynamics has an extraordinary opportunity following our acquisition by Embracer to redefine what a publishing relationship is for Tomb Raider," said head of Crystal Dynamics Scot Amos.
"Transformative is what we’re looking for, and with Amazon Games, we found a team that shares our creative vision, ambitions, and values for a Lara Croft universe across the spectrum of possibilities. They’re uniquely positioned to rewrite what publishing and development collaborations are, and we’re eager to forge this new path together, starting with building the biggest and best Tomb Raider game yet."
While details about the new game are still relatively vague, the description given by Crystal Dynamics essentially confirms what fans would expect from the developer's next game. "The as-yet-untitled new Tomb Raider game is a single-player, narrative-driven adventure that continues Lara Croft’s story in the Tomb Raider series," the company said.
"Crystal Dynamics is drawing on the power and cutting-edge technology of Unreal Engine 5 to take storytelling to the next level, in the biggest, most expansive Tomb Raider game to date. The title is currently in early development, and additional details will be announced at a later date."
So, while we don't have many details on the new Tomb Raider game just yet, we do know that it's in good hands with Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics at the helm. Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available!