Amazon Games Tomb Raider title is coming soon, and will it be prime gaming on their platform? Here’s what we know so far about the game.
Amazon Game Studios has announced that they plan to release the next installment of Tomb Raider soon.
Shadow of the Tomb Rider will be an exclusive launch title for Amazon Games Prime Gaming.
According to an announcement from the company, the upcoming main-series Tomb Raider 2 could be released for PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. The company’s games division will publish it, including titles like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5, Cause 3, NBA 2K19, Need For Speed Payback, and WWE 2K19.
When Square-Enix acquired Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics in 2011, they were part of Square Enix, which Japanese giant Square-Enix owned. Then, Square Enix sold its Western game development studio (Crystal Dynamics) and its intellectual property (Tomb Raider franchise) to Swedish developer Embrace Games for $532 million.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: It’s the end of the world, and Lara doesn’t feel okay. Amazon has made some noise in the past couple of years, but it has essentially been in the multiplayer game market.
Amazon Games Tomb Raider Development
Amazon has either developed multiplayer games in the house (like the MMO New Wold) or published other developers’ multiplayer games. Previous hits from Amazon, like the hugely popular translation of the South Korean title, lost Ark, have targeted the same types of people who spend their time connecting with multiplayer communities on Twitch.
The press release says that the new Tomb Raider will feature “control of the confident, multidimensional heroine Lara Croft in an open world environment that encourages exploration and creativity,” It will be designed for people who enjoyed the previous three games in the reboot trilogy.
It will be built using Unreal Engine 5 and is supposedly early in its production cycle, so there may not be any news until late 2023 at the earliest.