Tomb Raider Delayed to 2013

Tomb Raider Delayed to 2013

You’ll wait and you know it!

Originally schedule for release sometime this fall, the reboot of the Tomb Raider series has officially been pushed back to the first quarter of 2013, according to Square-Enix.

The game’s head developer, Darrell Gallagher, posted a lengthy message on the game’s official blog detailing the decision.

A Message to the Tomb Raider Community

When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers. The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.

We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait. The game is looking amazing and we can’t wait to show it to everyone at E3 in a few weeks.

Darrell Gallagher

While Darrell and the rest of the crew over at Crystal Dynamics feel that the delay is the right choice, it doesn’t make the pill any easier to swallow. The Tomb Raider reboot was one of this Fall’s most anticipated games. In order to make up for the disappointing change of events they decided to release a brand new screenshot that hints at some of the content we’ll be seeing at E3.

Tomb Raider New Content

We are set to meet with Square-Enix come the first day of E3 and once we get our grubby paws on this title, we’ll be sure to let you know if the wait is going to be worth it. My money’s on yes!

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