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Tomb Raider Delayed to 2013

Another delay for a high profile game as Crystal Dynamics’ Darrell Gallagher announced via a forum post that the new Tomb Raider re-boot has been pushed to early 2013.

“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.”

We’ll get a look at Tomb Raider …in fact on the final day of E3. Brandon is booked to see this and I may tag along.

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

6 thoughts to “Tomb Raider Delayed to 2013”

  1. Boooo!!!

    I was really looking forward to this. Crystal Dynamics has really done a nice job with the franchise. Legend was a really fun game, and Underworld was at least more of the same in a good, but not great way. Guardian of Light showed that they weren’t afraid to think outside the box and use the franchise to do different things.

    This new game may just absolutely bite, but I am anxious to give it a spin.

  2. Good. I was looking forward to it, but I’ll take anything to pull games out of the holiday season.

  3. Delay or no, I think the best we can hope for is that this game somehow manages to convincingly ape the Uncharted series.

    Sometimes you’ve just got to give up the ghost. I mean what’s Tomb Raider’s point of difference in the 3rd person cinematic action adventure game market? Laura Croft is a mid-nineties curio and not much else at this point.

  4. This is probably a good thing. “Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game.” is marketspeak for “the game is in a depressingly bad state and we grudgingly accepted that if we don’t revamp it then we will sink the entire franchise, which has been teetering on and off for a while anyway, and all be out of our jobs.” So hopefully this means we’ll get a genuinely better, more polished game next year.

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