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  • Blog Post: More Than You Need To Know About Legacy Of Kain's Lore

    Back in the late ‘90s, Crystal Dynamics and Silicon Knights helped develop an action-adventure series about vampires called Legacy of Kain. The series started off as a kind of darker, more blood-hungry take of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and grew into a larger, narrative-focused version... More
  • Blog Post: Nate Wells Becomes One Of Crystal Dynamics' New Art Directors

    Earlier this year, Nate Wells left The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog. Since leaving he spent some time at The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow, and now has joined Crystal Dynamics as one of the studio's new art directors. After leaving Naughty Dog, Wells spent some time at The Unfinished... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is Exclusive To Xbox One

    Crystal Dynamics dropped some big news at Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. The sequel to 2013's Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox One when it releases on Holiday 2015. There was no mention of a timed exclusive, no talk of a PC version, just "exclusive to... More
  • Blog Post: Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris Lands A Release Date

    Developer Crystal Dynamics is working on two projects: Rise of the Tomb Raider, the follow-up to last year's excellent series reboot, Tomb Raider , and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, the unexpected sequel to 2010's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. We won't get our hands on Rise... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Unveiled [Trailer Added]

    The new trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider opens on a therapy session between an unnamed doctor and his patient, a hooded woman who is soon revealed as Lara Croft. The young woman seems to be struggling with the aftermath of her trials in the first game, but its clear those trials aren’t over... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Criterion And Crystal Dynamics Will Announce New Games At E3

    Two more E3 secrets are now in the light. Criterion Games (Burnout, Need for Speed) and Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider) will be announcing new games at E3. The news comes by way of GameTrailers ’ programming listing for next week. Crystal Dynamics will be on hand with Microsoft’s Phil Spencer... More
  • Blog Post: Karl Stewart Leaves Square Enix

    Karl Stewart, Square Enix vice president of strategic marketing for Europe and North America, has left the company. Stewart, an eight year vet at the company, was instrumental in spearheading the revival of the Tomb Raider franchise as its brand director at Crystal Dynamics. "...But by far, the... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Available Now At Some Retailers

    This morning, we received reports that retailers had started selling Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition . We reached out to Square Enix to find out what’s going on. “We are seeing the game available in some stores,” a representative told us via email. If you are planning on picking it... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Reboot Breaks Into The Black

    Last year, Square Enix blamed its financial failures on the underperformance of key Western-developed titles like Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs. The real failure may have been in Square Enix's outlandish projections, because Tomb Raider has achieved profitability. Speaking to... More
  • Blog Post: Sleeping Dogs Now Free For Xbox Live Gold Members

    Microsoft has announced January’s Games with Gold lineup. The first of the two titles goes live on New Year’s Day. From January 1 through January 15, 2014, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download United Front Games’ Sleeping Dogs . This open world crime drama features action... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Creative Director Moves Over To 343 Industries

    Tim Longo, creative director for the recent Tomb Raider reboot (and Star Wars: Republic Commando), has recently moved over to 343 Industries to begin work on the Halo series. Longo's Twitter and LinkedIn bios were recently updated to to reflect his new position with the title creative director at... More
  • Blog Post: Square Has Considered An American-Developed Final Fantasy Game

    Lightning Returns' director says that Square Enix has discussed having one of the company's Eidos studios develop a Final Fantasy game. In an interview with OXM, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay director Yuji Abe said, "Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Head Talks Successes, Confirms Tomb Raider Reboot Sold More Than 4 Million

    The head of product development and studios for Square Enix posted a blog about the company's year. By far, the most successful product for the company is the Tomb Raider reboot. In the blog at Gamasutra, Darrell Gallagher discusses change and how the company was tasked with making bold changes to... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs At Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider Team Unaffected

    Square Enix has confirmed that a team working on a new IP at Crystal Dynamics has been laid off. This news comes just a week after the publisher announced a ¥1.6 billion extraordinary loss due to project re-evaluation. "We've made some decisions at Crystal Dynamics this week around the second... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Game Informer Writer Meagan Marie Exposes The Ugly Side Of The Game Industry

    While women have made great strides in the game industry in recent years, Crystal Dynamics' Meagan Marie has written a blog that details the sad reality: There's still far too much sexism and inappropriate behavior in gaming. In a post on her Tumblr entitled "What Would You Do If You Weren't... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Square Enix Files Trademark For Tomb Raider: Reflections

    The website Siliconera is reporting that Square Enix has made a filing for new Tomb Raider trademark in the U.S. According to the report, Square Enix Europe filed a trademark for the title "Tomb Raider: Reflection" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is unknown what the nature of... More
  • Blog Post: No Single-Player DLC Plans For Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider's global brand director, Karl Stewart , confirmed on a Reddit AMA thread that there are currently no plans to create single-player focused DLC for the game. Currently, the only DLC plans for Tomb Raider are for multiplayer additions. If you reserved the game before its release, you received... More
  • Blog Post: Botched Tomb Raider Ad Shows Lara Shooting Herself

    Karl Stewart, global brand director for Tomb Raider, tweeted out an interesting advertisement for Tomb Raider revealing Lara as her own worst enemy. My question is, how does this even happen? Someone pasted that onto the bus, took a step back and said, "Yup, this is definitely how this is supposed... More
  • Blog Post: One Million Playing Tomb Raider Two Days After Launch

    Crystal Dynamics' global brand manager, Karl Steward, has revealed via Twitter that one million people are playing Tomb Raider just two days after its launch on March 5. The previous installment, Tomb Raider: Underworld, took over a month to sell 1.5 million units. Tomb Raider looks poised to surpass... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack Announced

    The Tomb Raider official blog has announced the release of the Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack for Xbox Live. The DLC includes Cliff Shantytown, The Burning Village and Scavenger Caverns. These maps will be playable on all of the four game modes: Rescue, Cry for Help, Team Deathmatch, and Free... More
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