With a new Tomb Raider film on the horizon, and the phenomenal reception that the previous two games were met with since the reboot, it's a fantastic time to be Team Lara Croft. With Rise of the Tomb Raider having been thoroughly enjoyed since its 2015 launch, fans have begun to wonder what's next for the young Croft. Thanks to a heartfelt message from Square Enix, we now at least know that more is on the way!
The official Tomb Raider Twitter account posted a message from the team giving the good word, and we now know that we can expect a huge reveal in 2018:
A message to our fans! pic.twitter.com/HlDYsUtZMs— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) December 7, 2017
"Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we're taking a new approach this time. A new Tomb Raider is coming.
Driven by our goal by putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won't be very long between the official reveal and when you can play. Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can't wait to take you on Lara Croft's defining adventure."
This is exciting news for fans! The reboot began back in 2013 and was instantly hailed for its phenomenal story, its intimate look inside of Lara Croft's young beginnings, and its fantastic worlds to explore. Now that we know even more is on the way, we can't wait to see what else the team has in store for us!
We also can't help but to appreciate how the developers are handling this. In recent years, announcements have been coming earlier and earlier, sometimes spanning years between the initial announcement and when the game actually launches. To see them listen to fan feedback and bridge that hype train gap a little bit - this is definitely a positive direction.