Crystal Dynamics News


Tomb Raider movie working from 'new take' on Lara

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 10:00am PST

The next Tomb Raider adaptation in development at GK Films will be based on the rebooted version of the character.


"Yep! Would be a perfect pick. That's why I think no studio would ever hire her..."

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Former Tomb Raider combat was 'behind the curve'

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 3:30pm PST

Tomb Raider's increased focus on combat was an effort to pace the game between it and puzzle-solving, after modernizing a lock-on system from the old games that the creative director says was "behind the curve."


"It's not that.. it's that type of weird 3rd person shooter. There's 3rd person shooter like ..."

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What the future holds for Tomb Raider

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 10:15am PST

Tomb Raider creative director Noah Hughes talks about the ways the character could continue to grow in future Tomb Raider titles, after the character progression of this first game.


"The see me rollin', dual wieldin', somersaultin' trying to catch me raiding dirty"

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Tomb Raider single-player review: 'Uncharted' territory

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST

We embark on Lara Croft's new origin story in Crystal Dynamics' series reboot of Tomb Raider, and see how her modern makeover fares.


"I don't know what B grade thrillers you've seen but in my opinion this was nothing short of a ..."

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Tomb Raider PC features, system requirements revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST

With Tomb Raider only weeks away, publisher Square Enix has detailed the bells and whistles added to the PC edition, including high-res textures and better shadows. It also confirmed the minimum and recommend system specs. The port is in good hands, made by Nixxes Software, ...


"Ever since the ACM debacle I'm not willing to pre-order anything but the best (GTAv)"

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Tomb Raider gets 11-minute gameplay video

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST

Tomb Raider has gotten a lengthy video demo narrated by creative director Noah Hughes.


"maybe if your product is shite. i have a difficult time believing knowing more about a good ..."

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No Demo, Season Pass for Tomb Raider

By Steve Watts, Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST

Tomb Raider won't be getting a demo or Season Pass, according to Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart.


"You're right, that does sound weird. The lack of a season pass in no way indicates that they ..."

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Tomb Raider to launch with official Xbox 360 controller

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 11, 2013 9:30am PST

Microsoft sure does love its limited edition controllers. The next colorful addition to your lineup of Halo-themed controllers is Tomb Raider....


"Is it just me or does the new Tomb Raider smack of when an actor/actress "uglies" up for a part ..."

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This is what Tomb Raider's multiplayer looks like

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2013 2:15pm PST

Tomb Raider is getting multiplayer, whether you want it or not. And this is what it looks like.


""Hey it worked for Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed... Do it. We'll make it work better next game.""

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Tomb Raider multiplayer developed by Eidos Montreal

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 02, 2013 1:30pm PST

Why do single-player games need a multiplayer side bolted on? Because you, buying public, are reluctant to buy and keep them if they don't. This can interfere awfully with development, but thankfully many games hand this off to another studio so the main game doesn't suffer....


"No one is going to play it and the mp will be dead within weeks. Sad that Devs like Eidos have ..."

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Tomb Raider multiplayer confirmed

By Steve Watts, Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST

Tomb Raider will have multiplayer modes, as confirmed by a magazine cover reveal.


"Loved that game. I really wish I could get my kid to finish it up with me. He played hours of ..."

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Rumor: Tomb Raider to feature multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Dec 27, 2012 11:40am PST

A retailer may have outed multiplayer modes for Tomb Raider, promising a variety of modes as Lara's shipmates or Yamatai's Scavengers.


Tomb Raider pre-orders include 'Scavenger Hunt' for prizes

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2012 3:45pm PST

Tomb Raider has kicked off a "Scavenger Hunt" meta game for pre-orders, letting fans compete in weekly trivia and photo challenges for prizes like in-game DLC, an ATV, and a vacation in Fiji.


Tomb Raider video shows off upgrade system

By John Keefer, Dec 17, 2012 4:30pm PST

The first trailer in Tomb Raider's "Guide to Survival series delves into how Lara "uses her smarts to become a survivor."


"Sad how none of the upgrades seem to have anything to do with platforming."

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Tomb Raider preview: the first two hours

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2012 6:10am PST

While I'm still genuinely concerned by the complaints I've addressed here, there's something to be said about a game that feels like I've barely scratched the surface after more than two hours of gameplay.


"Hey Derringer, the developer confirmed that you never need to hunt again in the game."

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