Eidos have announced that the Tomb Raider reboot will slip into 2013, joining BioShock Infinite which was also delayed last week.
Darrell Gallagher, Studio Lead at Crystal Dymanics had this to say:
When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers. The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013. We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve.
So disappointing news but hopefully the extra time in development will pay off in the long run. Unlike Bioshock Infinite, Eidos have confirmed Tomb Raider will still be present at E3 next month. Last year the game was shown during the Microsoft conference and got a very positive reaction.
With Tomb Raider falling out of 2012, what game due out this year would you least like to see miss its release date?