Rumor: Next Major Tomb Raider in the Works, Christmas 2011 Release Planned [Updated]
[Update: 4:03PM] A Square Enix representative has told Shacknews the company has "no comment" regarding a new major Tomb Raider installment.
[Original Story] Eurogamer reports, citing an unnamed source, the next "main game" in the Tomb Raider series is currently in development at Crystal Dynamics and will see life during the 2011 holiday season. According to Eurogamer's source, "some" of the artwork that was recently added to ex-CD artist Joel Boucquemont's online portfolio relate to the new title.
In July 2009, a leaked document supposedly detailing a new title in the Tomb Raider franchise described an adventure starring "a young and inexperienced" Lara Croft stranded on an open-world island off the coast of Japan. The document called for the title to feature "survival" elements and would serve as a complete series reboot. Eurogamer's source claims the July 2009 document does relate to the title in development.
Crystal Dynamics is currently developing a downloadable side story in the Lara Croft universe, titled Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Shacknews has contacted Square Enix for comment but has yet to hear back at the time of this publishing.