Over the course of 2021, there were several indications that Crystal Dynamics has begun pre-production on the next major Tomb Raider game. Today, the studio has officially confirmed this, announcing that a new Tomb Raider game is in development using Unreal Engine 5.
A few studios have revealed plans to use Unreal Engine 5 for upcoming projects recently, including the likes of CD Projekt Red, The Coalition, InXile, Haven, The Initiative and more. Crystal Dynamics now joins that growing list, with both the next Tomb Raider and Perfect Dark, which the studio is co-developing with Xbox Game Studios.
🎉 We're thrilled to announce the next #TombRaider game will be developed on Unreal Engine 5.
Are you an experienced developer in @Unreal? Come work with us on the future of Tomb Raider!
— Crystal Dynamics (@CrystalDynamics) April 5, 2022
Not much has been revealed about the next Tomb Raider game at this stage. The game has been in pre-production for a little while, so the developers should have some ideas planned. Currently, Crystal Dynamics is hiring for several key positions as development ramps up.
The announcement was made alongside Epic Games' State of Unreal stream, during which, Unreal Engine 5 was made officially available to all developers after a lengthy early access testing period.
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KitGuru Says: With Crystal Dynamics now having two other major games in the works, I do wonder if we'll see updates for The Avengers slowly phased out over the next year.