No Tombs to Raid This Year
Developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix announced that their modernized reboot of Tomb Raider is delayed until the first quarter of 2013, missing its originally projected Fall release (this is becoming all too familiar).
In an ongoing attempt to make the best game of their careers, studio director Darrell Gallagher states in an open letter to fans, “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." Gallagher and team feel justified in their decision adding, "We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait.”
With minor, minor exceptions, Lara Croft’s virtual presence over the last several years has been strained – typically marred by an inordinately shitty sequel. The PS2 era were some of Lara’s darkest, most unplayable years. I hate delays like hell, but I hate a bad game more. I hope this extra polish and tinkering helps bring Tomb Raider back with a vengeance.