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Square Enix CEO Confirms Tomb Raider Sequel, Recommits to AAA

Looks like Lara Croft is gearing up for some action and some adventure yet again. Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers has finally confirmed the development of Tomb Raider’s next sequel after boring speculations that lasted quite a long time.

Initially the word had broken out through San Diego Comic Con where comic writer Gail Simone had, in an interview with Kotaku, slipped out reference to their next Tomb Raider project. This time around though the news is official and comes from the Chief Executive of the Publishers behind the franchise.

In the aforementioned blogpost, Phil Rogers sounded quite focused on the quality we should expect from the upcoming Square Enix games, which obviously includes Tomb Raider now:

“In the future, we’ll offer gamers more choice, support more platforms and try new things – but we will make sure that whatever the platform, we’ll always keep our focus on raising the quality bar. We feel that is what gamers should expect from a Square Enix game.”

Not much was said about Tomb Raider apart from the fact that it was “well into development” – I guess that is enough to stir the excitement again.

He has also emphasized that they were certainly “not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games.” This was a much asked for question since they have been experimenting a lot on multiple platforms specially mobiles.

Apart from Tomb Raider 2 he went on to mention titles like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III and also the release of Thief in 2014 as well as Deus Ex: The Fall for tablets and Heroes & Generals for PC.

That is it for now, though Rogers left a hint about a “fuller title release plan” to come pretty soon for all the upcoming games under their label. Let’s hope we get more info for you soon.