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CRYSTAL DYNAMICS CONDEMNS STEREOTYPES IN CLASSIC TOMB RAIDER

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has condemned the "offensive depictions of people and cultures rooted in racial and ethnic prejudices" in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered. The statement, displayed only once during first launch of the game, says the stereotypes portrayed are "deeply harmful, inexcusable, and do not align with our values at Crystal Dynamics."

"Rather than removing this content, we have chosen to present it here in its original form, unaltered, in the hopes that we may acknowledge its harmful impact and learn from it." the statement concludes.

Tomb Raider, starring British archaeologist Lara Croft, was originally developed by Derbyshire-based studio Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive on 24th of October, 1996. The first three games in the series have been remastered by Aspyr Media and are available to play on modern gaming systems.

The mainline Tomb Raider series is currently under the aegis of Crystal Dynamics who is developing a new multi-platform Tomb Raider title powered by Unreal Engine 5, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered