Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics had some good news today:
“A Message to the Tomb Raider Community
When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers. The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.
We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait. The game is looking amazing and we can’t wait to show it to everyone at E3 in a few weeks.
Darrell Gallagher “
Good News? What? Well first off, as we start hitting the third quarter of 2012 we will be stacked with heavy hitters such as BlackOps2, Hitman Absolution, GTAV, HALO4, and maybe if your lucky a Princess Diaries in Princessland game. Second, it gives the developers more time to sharpen up the game.
After the adrenaline starts to deplete come early 2013, games like Tomb Raider Reboot and BioShock Infiniti can start to shine. Wow what a great year in video games this is going to be! Look out Drake, here comes Laura!