In a session of questions and answers on twitter, Karl Stewart, the global brand director of crystal dynamics, revealed that Lara wouldn’t be swimming in this installment of Tomb Raider. Not that she can’t, but she simply won’t get to.
The latest game starts the series all over again. The new title explores the origins of Lara Croft and might be the beginning of a whole new series. More insight into the game will be revealed as the release date comes closer.
To clear up any doubts, Karl Stewart made it clear that the game will not feature something similar to Tommy Vercetti’s inability to swim in Vice City:
Just to be clear Lara hasn’t FORGOTTEN how to swim! We just made the decision NOT to have her swim in this @tombraider. #justclearingthatup!