'Next-generation' Tomb Raider sequel confirmed by Square Enix CEO

Rogers confirms that the Tomb Raider sequel is not only happening, but it's "well into development" as well. He specifically calls it a "next-generation" sequel.

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Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers has confirmed a sequel to Tomb Raider, a franchise whose fate was questioned after the company cited disappointing sales for the reboot. While a follow-up has already been name-dropped, Rogers confirms that the sequel is not only happening, but it's "well into development" as well. He specifically calls it a "next-generation" sequel.

Rogers says that "we are a games company and today we devote most of our time and effort into developing new and rich gameplay experiences, worlds and characters." In an open letter (via Joystiq), he says that "we're not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games."

Still, the company will experiment with "new business models," which Rogers admits "can be frustrating for some long-time fans," However, "we need to experiment and adapt or it's likely we won't always be in a position to keep investing in the ways we need, to build-out our games and offer excellence to you, our gamers."

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    August 1, 2013 9:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 'Next-generation' Tomb Raider sequel confirmed by Square Enix CEO.

    Rogers confirms that the Tomb Raider sequel is not only happening, but it's "well into development" as well. He specifically calls it a "next-generation" sequel.

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      August 1, 2013 9:47 AM

      Lara Croft Jr.

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      August 1, 2013 9:58 AM

      great. the 2013 game was incredibly good

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        August 1, 2013 10:02 AM

        Agreed. About 75% through and been loving every second of it.

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      August 1, 2013 10:03 AM

      Thank god. Really loved the first one.

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      August 1, 2013 10:10 AM

      AWESOME!

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      August 1, 2013 11:18 AM

      Hopefully they've adjusted their sales expectations where 4-million copies sold is not a failure.

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      August 1, 2013 11:18 AM

      Awesome. That new one owns. The next one needs some dinosaurs and more ruins. ;)

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      August 1, 2013 11:20 AM

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      August 1, 2013 11:38 AM

      Sounds good, but this scares me a bit though "new business models," which Rogers admits "can be frustrating for some long-time fans," However, "we need to experiment and adapt or it's likely we won't always be in a position to keep investing in the ways we need, to build-out our games and offer excellence to you, our gamers."

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      August 1, 2013 11:44 AM

      That game was awesome. Can't wait for more. It's one of the few games that I actually enjoyed collecting the random crap. If the tombs are longer and more challenging this time it will be perfect

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      August 1, 2013 12:26 PM

      i loved the reboot, was an amazing action game

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      August 1, 2013 1:22 PM

      Great, so this will cost even more money, sell 5M, and be a big failure. There's something wrong with AAA game development!

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