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Could Rise of the Tomb Raider Feature Lara’s Mansion or an Apartment?
Would you like to visit Lara Croft’s apartment and mansion in Rise of the Tomb Raider? Who wouldn’t. If my memory serves me right, older Lara Croft games did feature the mansion and allowed the player to explore it as well. However, the mansion has not been seen in the game for a while.
Speaking in a podcast, Art Director Brian Horton said her apartment is being included in the game. Moreover, her mansion making an appearance was also hinted, but nothing is confirmed yet as Horton avoided sharing much about it at this point.
He also said she has many books and other material, that’ll help her research before she leaves on her expedition. What’s the best place to keep a plethora of books and research material? a library, and mansions do have libraries.
Even if the mansion or apartment is included in the game, I doubt we’ll be allowed to free roam inside. It’s quite possible that the game will start with a cut-scene of Lara in her mansion or apartment located in London.
If I had such a huge mansion, I would just retire and definitely avoid going to Siberia to get eaten by wild animals. However, Lara is different and she will visit Siberia and other locations to find what she’s looking for.
Lara’s next adventure will start later this year, when Rise of the Tomb Raider comes exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Developers have previously stated that the Xbox One version won’t be held back by its Xbox 360 counterpart. So no worries there as all.