Tomb Raider Sequel Announced, Destined for Next-Gen Platforms
Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers has just made the announcement that a next-generation Tomb Raider game is “well in development.”
“Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014,” Rogers said.
“I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!”
Rogers went on to outline Square Enix’s future strategy for both America and Europe, addressing concerns that the publisher may be abandoning console gaming for the mobile market.
“I can categorically say that we’re not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games,” Rogers said. “We’re working hard at improving how we develop our games and how we release them, and I want to explain that in a little more detail.”
Rogers explained that the publisher will release games on mobile, PC and console platforms without pushing the direction in one way or the other.
“I know this can be frustrating for some long-time fans of our games, particularly if it seems that we’re heading in unfamiliar directions without much in the way of explanation. Explaining our approach to these opportunities is something we’re working to improve on.
“That said, 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.
“We plan to share a fuller title release plan with you soon on games ranging from next-gen blockbusters (the above mentioned Tomb Raider sequel) to new cutting-edge tablet and mobile games (such as the recently released Deus Ex: The Fall), to live and online PC games (our now in beta Heroes & Generals).”
This past July, Eidos Montreal General Manager Stephane D’Astous resigned from the company, citing irreconcilable differences between Eidos Montreal and Square Enix.