The old classic of surreptitiously glancing at a commuter’s laptop looks to have spilled the beans on the next Tomb Raider game. A redditor by the name of Tripleh280 admitted to a spot of suburban spying, revealing the next game in the series will be called Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The image is about as blurry as it can get, so I do have to criticise Tripleh280’s evidently substandard spy camera, but it has given me the wonderful idea to ride around on the bus with a GTA 6 spreadsheet open. Oh the larks I would have.
While an iffy source, Kotaku has since corroborated the claim and said the name is legit.
Where things get really interesting however is the developer. For the first time in over a decade it looks as if Crystal Dynamics won't be developing the new Tomb Raider. Instead, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal could be heading up development duties on Shadow of the Tomb Raider. What lends further credence to this is that the image was snapped in Montreal, rather than San Francisco where Crystal Dynamics is located. Someone’s going to have a bad day at the office today.
So there you have it, it sounds as if Shadow of the Tomb Raider is on its way. It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how Eidos Montreal tackles the source material. Let’s just hope we don’t have another Thief reboot situation on our hands.
If you believe these claims, do you think Shadow of the Tomb Raider is in safe hands with Eidos Montreal? What could it be freeing Crystal Dynamics up to work on?