The video game industry is in mourning because this weekend the death of Keith Boesky was reported. He was president of Eidos Interactive in one of the most important stages of the company and prior to the acquisition of Square Enix.
A report by VentureBeat, which was later shared by Eidos Montreal, revealed that Keith Boesky passed away after fighting cancer. He joined the industry as a legal consultant for the sector through the firm Cooley Godward in 1993, established a link with one of the companies that required their services, Eidos, which took him to their ranks and he was appointed president in 1997.
Boesky held his position until 1999. During his tenure, Boesky was responsible for promoting Tomb Raider’s IP outside the scope of video games, which laid the groundwork for his arrival in other sectors, such as film.
Eidos Interactive made the following statement on their Twitter account.
We’re sad to learn of the passing of Keith Boesky, former president of Eidos Interactive, who made great contributions to the video game industry. Our condolences to his family and friends.
After serving as president of Eidos, Boesky resumed his work as a legal consultant and his services were occupied by companies such as Riot Games, as well as others dedicated to the video games sector, as well as technology.
Jules Urbach, CEO of Otoy, made the following statement.
I loved Keith dearly. He was one of the kindest and most amazing human beings I have ever worked with, and also had the pleasure to call my friend. He was selfless and brilliant and believed in me more than anyone when I was just starting my career. I can’t believe he is gone.
Rest in peace Keith Boesky!
In other Tomb Raider news, after some clues and several leaks, Square Enix finally confirmed the release of a new edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. As previously revealed, this release will give you the opportunity to enjoy the full experience of this Lara Croft adventure.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will include the base game and all its post-launch content, that is, 7 DLCs. This means that you will have access to aggregates with history, tombs of challenges, weapons, outfits and more.
In addition, the new edition will include a new exclusive outfit. The owners of the base game and the Season Pass will be able to download this suit for free. This final edition will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) on November 5.
On the other hand, Square Enix confirmed that Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will also be available through STADIA, Google’s streaming service. The game will launch on that platform also in November, but for now there is no exact date. Below I leave the new trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
Square Enix explained that the owners of the base game and the Season Pass will have to manually update the game on their respective platforms to receive Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and its extra attire. The download will also be available from November 5.
Players who only have the base game may also obtain the Definitive Edition, but for this they must purchase the Extra Content bundle, which will soon replace the Season Pass of the game.