CORE DESIGN STILL
Copyright 2006 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ June 8th 2006 ]
to a statement on the official Core Design web
site, the company that gave birth to cyber heroine
is still very much trading. What's more, they've
promised exciting announcements on future development.
forum speculation that Core Design is no longer
trading, we're pleased to say we're still very
much here, so worry not. In fact, we're waiting
to officially announce some very exciting news
very, very soon. Watch this space."
reports that Eidos
had sold off the assets of Core Design - including
its workforce - to UK studio Rebellion, but had
retained the "Core Design" name for legal reasons,
possibly due to copyright attachments to the Tomb
Raider brand and franchise.
Design paved the way for 3D action-adventure gaming
in 1996 with the release of Tomb Raider. The game's
main protagonist, Lara Croft, went on to become
one of video-gaming's most prolific female heroines,
spawning six further adventures, two motion pictures
and a string of promotional tie-ins.
studio also produced the ground-breaking, squad-based
Eden and warmed the hearts of Disney lovers
by introducing the insatiable Herdy
Gerdy and his technicolor capers to console
massive restructuring after the release of
The Angel Of Darkness - both in terms of mission
objectives and Eidos' plans to streamline its
business - the studio refocused and geared its
workforce to create and develop titles for Sony's
Bomb and Free
Running were born.
is rife that Core Design is currently reworking
the original Tomb Raider video-game for a special
anniversary edition planned exclusively for
the Sony PSP console, to be released later this