Despite the rocky launch of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Eidos Montreal expects the franchise to return with a new game sometime in the future. The Tomb Raider trilogy that started back in 2013 has finally come to an end with the latest release last year but looks like that’s not the end of the beloved franchise.
Producer of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Jonathan Dahan told USGamer that he will be very surprised to know that there are not going to be any more games in the Tomb Raider franchise.
I’d be extremely surprised if we didn’t see more of it. We’re not able to say anything about what’s happening next, but I’d be very surprised if we didn’t hear more about the franchise, said Dahan.
We will be also surprised to hear that happen. That’s because we believe that we will receive a new Tomb Raider game sometime in the future. It’s okay if that doesn’t happen soon as it will give the next game developer some time to think about what to make and how to do it with all the right moves. It’s also possible that we will not hear about the next Tomb Raider game until the next generation of consoles.
Lara Croft, being one of the most famous and easily recognizable characters in video games, is bound to return in the future. Considering the success of most previous games in the franchise, we won’t be surprised to see that happen.
Besides that, Dahan talked about their take on the franchise and how the team is really happy with everything they have achieved with last year’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
We’re super happy with how (Shadow of the Tomb Raider) turned out, both on the critic’s side and performance. That’s why we continued producing DLC, because we’re excited about how it went.
We’ve had to learn to work with multiple studios, and we’ve come to have a very good relationship with Crystal Dynamics. Hopefully that’s something we’re going to continue doing because it brings a very nice feel to the games to have people with different experiences and backgrounds working on the game.
Eidos Montreal has indeed worked hard to keep the players interested in the game since launch. Multiple DLC’s of the game managed to increase the game sales (4.14 million copies in February 2019) despite the slow start.
Shadow of The Tomb Raider published by Square Enix is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and PC. There’s also a new nude mod available which allows you to see Lara Croft like never before.