By: Eddie Makuch
Crystal Dynamics global brand director says “It’s not just one game” in reference to Lara Croft’s origin story.
Despite the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot being some eight months away, developer Crystal Dynamics is already talking about plans for Lara Croft’s future. Speaking toVideogamer, global brand director Karl Stewart teased that 2013’s Tomb Raider is only the beginning of Croft’s journey.
“You have to look at the future, you have to look at where…It’s not just one game,” Stewart said. “I have to be careful because I know exactly where she’s going.”
Stewart explained that with 2013’s Tomb Raider, the goal for Crystal Dynamics is to establish Lara Croft as a “strong female character that is willing to go out and seek out mysteries.” To tell her entire origin story will require at least another game, he teased.
“She’s going to be going to plenty of tombs in this game, but we’re going to have somebody who wants to go on that adventure, who wants to be the person that she now is,” he said. “That’s the goal.”
Yesterday, it was announced that Camilla Luddington (William & Kate, True Blood,Californication) would provide the voice and performance for Croft in Tomb Raider.
In addition to Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics is working on an all-new intellectual property. In March, parent company Square Enix announced that God of War director Cory Barlog had joined the company to contribute to Tomb Raider and an unannounced game. Later that month, a report surfaced suggesting Crystal Dynamics was developing a Soul Reaver reboot.