EIDOS BOSS ON
FUTURE OF TOMB RAIDER
Copyright 2006 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ November 15th 2006 ]
product acquisition director Ian Livingstone thinks
the Tomb Raider
series can continue "for many years to come" and
comments on the decision to transfer the development
of Tomb Raider
from Core Design to Crystal
Dynamics during an interview with online video-game
magazine GameSpot UK.
on the future of Lara
Croft, Ian Livingstone says: "Obviously the
brand and franchise will continue. We feel she's
good to be adored by the public for many years
to come, much like James Bond. James Bond has
managed 40 years in cinema, and Lara 10 years
in the computer gaming industry, which is amazing."
transition from Core Design to Crystal Dynamics,
Livingstone comments: "Well, first of all, Crystal
Dynamics isn't made up of some Johnny-come-lately
- they are a very well-run studio. They had technologies
that absolutely suited the game and we employed
some very clever people to ensure that [everything]
bought back Toby Gard [Lara's original creator].
He had previously left the series, because he
was a little concerned that Lara had become a
little bit too successful, but we managed to convince
him that there was nothing wrong with success,
and he came back for Legend as the designer."
also comments on the future direction of video-games
and the influences that next generation consoles
will have on a billion-dollar industry. Collect
the full interview with Ian Livingstone by following
the below hyperlink.
Livingstone on future of Lara Croft