1501. Tomb Raider Chronicles - CORE DESIGN HITS BACK AGAINST EIDOS PLC
According to our connections at Core Design, Angel of Darkness should not be on the shelves yet. The release date they were shooting for was Christmas 2003, probably a November release date as most of the rest of the TR games have had. Then, in Summer of 2002, Eidos told the Angel of Darkness team to have the program ready for release in Christmas of 2002, full twelve months before their original projected date of completion. Naturally, this was all but impossible, so Eidos backed the date up to February of this year. In the meantime, two of their staff quit due to a disagreement and the remaining AI programmer was, according to my informer, not exactly the best programmer we've ever used.
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2003
1502. Tomb Raider Chronicles - LARA CROFT BRINGS EIDOS BACK TO PROFIT
Eidos, the company behind the Tomb Raider computer games series, hopes to sustain its profitable run despite the absence of cyberbabe Lara Croft from its repertoire next year. The company said yesterday it had charged back into the black this year, brushing off concerns that delays in shipping copies of the latest Tomb Raider instalment would hurt profits.
Last Updated: Sep 4, 2003
1503. Tomb Raider Chronicles - CORE DESIGN CO-FOUNDERS TO FORM STUDIO
Core Design co-founders Jeremy Heath-Smith and Adrian Heath-Smith are to front a new UK development studio along with key personal from Core Design following the recent debacle surrounding the release of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness and the subsequent controversial decision by publishers Eidos Interactive to port development to U.S. based studio Crystal Dynamics.
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2003
1504. Tomb Raider Chronicles - TOBY GARD HONOURED WITH ELSPA AWARD
The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association has awarded Lara Croft creator Toby Gard with an inaugural place in ELSPA's new Hall Of Fame, a distinguished Who's Who initiative aimed at honouring game designers and creators who have made pivotal contributions to the UK games industry, Games Paper reports. Tomb Raider, developed by Derbyshire-based studio Core Design, is one of the video-game industry's most potent franchise with 30 million unit sales to date and two major motion pictures starring Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2003
1505. Tomb Raider Chronicles - EIDOS TO RELEASE ANGEL OF DARKNESS ED?
Following the decision by Eidos Interactive to charge U.S. based Crystal Dynamics with the future development of the Lara Croft Tomb Raider franchise, reliable sources have indicated directly to us that the now redundant editor responsible for creating Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Angel Of Darkness could be commercially available in the near future.
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2003