Tomb Raider screenshot
Tomb Raider screenshot

Crystal Dynamics is currently hard at work rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise, but that doesn't mean there isn't also time to look ahead to new projects.

"We're starting to look at doing a new IP here," Crystal Dynamics' studio head Darrell Gallagher revealed on the studio's Crystal Habit podcast, "and we're in the very early stages of that."

"But our ambitions are to take all the learnings and the technology and everything that we've done with Tomb Raider over the last six years and apply that to something new moving forward.

"And very much as Noah (Hughes, Creative Director) was saying, we've really learned to become experts and can still polish our skills in action/adventure, and story-telling and character-driven, and rich worlds for players to experience, and we really think that's kind of our thing; that's what we love to do here."

Gallagher concluded: "So we'll see where that new project goes. It's nothing that we can talk about today, but we really want to take what we've learnt and expand on it."

Crystal Dynamics has worked solely on the Tomb Raider franchise since 2005, but previously created Legacy of Kain and Gex.

Via Gamerzines

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Wido's Avatar


Lara Croft goes X-Rated? Too soon perhaps.
Posted 17:13 on 06 July 2011
draytone's Avatar


Mist with a face on it.
Posted 15:09 on 06 July 2011
munkee's Avatar


Dinosaurs riding people.
Bats with metal armor.
Lizard martial artists.
Mist with a face on it.
Pirates from another planet.
Fish with fresh sneakers on.
Water that can change colour depending on its mood.
A bicycle with a temper disorder.

..Or Raziel.
Posted 14:37 on 06 July 2011
87Sarah's Avatar


what would you suggest Munkee?
Posted 14:09 on 06 July 2011
munkee's Avatar


I hope it's main protagonist is a bit more creative than the current generation of humans..

Classic adventure humans
Thug/gang humans
Marine-style humans
Misunderstood humans

Lets start getting some creative characters back into the scene, yeah?
Posted 12:48 on 06 July 2011
robotboys's Avatar


Nice to see Gex get a mention. I like new improved Crystal Dynamics but I thought I was the only one who remembered that series. (I'm still bitter about the fact I bought and played Gex 64.)
Posted 12:42 on 06 July 2011

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Release Date: 05/03/2013
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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