Is the Next Tomb Raider Game Doomed? Latest Update From the Developer Reveals an Unexpected Restructuring

Published 09/21/2023, 7:54 AM EDT

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The Tomb Raider series has witnessed a rollercoaster ride ever since the rebooted survivor trilogy wrapped up in 2018. In the recent years, this IP has seen various changes. Especially when it comes to its ownership by different firms. Currently, it comes under the Embracer Group. However, the latter has been making some unexpected transitions lately, while affecting many of its developing studios.

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It seems like Crystal Dynamics is the latest to get a major hit due to ongoing restructuring. The studio behind previous Lara Croft games is also going to lead the development on the upcoming, brand new AAA project as well. Sadly, though, its task won’t be as smooth as previously expected. In a shocking update, it’s been revealed that it has laid off multiple employees!

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Embracer had announced an internal restructuring back in June. While issuing an open letter, it mentioned that there will be many layoffs. Crystal Dynamics took to social media to assure the fans that it wasn’t affected by this decision. In fact, it had clarified that there will be no impact on its efforts of working on the next Tomb Raider title.

Now it looks like the situation has gone from bad to worse. The studio recently dropped a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), while revealing that it has laid off 10 of its employees so far. Further, Crystal Dynamics explained it was difficult, but they had no other choice.

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Now, the big question that arises is: will the next Tomb Raider game of Lara Croft get delayed? As of now, there’s been no such announcement from the devs. However, given the current scenario, the project may witness several obstacles if things become even worse.

Fans will surely hope that the new game comes out sooner than later in the near future. It will be interesting to see how Embracer eventually manages to complete its ongoing restructuring phase. Meanwhile, COD players can still team up with Lara Croft.

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Hardcore fans of Lara Croft can look for other alternatives in case they are missing their favorite archaeologist a lot. They need not look further than the Call of Duty franchise that now features the iconic female character in one of its latest games. Thanks to a wild collaboration that no one saw coming, she’s now available in Modern Warfare II as a playable Operator.

Interested players can purchase her exclusive bundle for 2,400 COD Points, by spending $19.99 in MWII’s store. And they can get access to a lot of rewards ranging from Lara’s amazing guns to her dependable axe.

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As for the next Tomb Raider video game, fans will be praying for it to have a development period unaffected by major problems. And hopefully, there will be another, but positive, update soon from Crystal Dynamics to reveal that everything is okay.

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Mintu Tomar is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports, whose passion for video games is unmatched. With an impressive portfolio of over 1900 articles, Mintu is an expert in the coverage of Call of Duty. His extensive knowledge of the industry and insightful commentary have earned him the respect of many prominent figures, including actors, podcast hosts, and other important individuals in the gaming world.
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