TO LEAD TOMB RAIDER 7?
Copyright 2004 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ February 29th 2004 ]
game designer Warren Spector has been tapped to
lend a hand in producing the forthcoming Tomb
Raider video game currently under development
by U.S. based studio Crystal Dynamics, fuelling
rumours of a collaboration between Ion Storm Entertainment
and the studio charged with the immeasurable task
of restoring order and prosperity back into the
Tomb Raider franchise.
Spector has been creating games underscored by
silence and shadows for almost 10 years, culminating
in the best selling Thief trilogy, System Shock
and more recent Deus EX - the first to be created
under the aegis of Ion Storm Entertainment. Eidos
has neither confirmed nor denied the possible
involvement of Spector, tapped as the Tim Burton
of video games because of his unique vision and
transferred development of the Tomb Raider franchise
to its Crystal Dynamics studio in 2003 in a move
the company said would enhance the value and maximise
the commercial opportunity of one of its key franchises.
The Californian-based studio has already acquired
several feathers in its cap and strengthened its
position within the game development industry
with the critically acclaimed Soul Reaver series,
now in its third incarnation.