A new Tomb Raider game is coming, powered by Unreal Engine 5

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Crystal Dynamics has “just started development” on a new Tomb Raider game, the studio announced today on Twitter. It didn’t share what the game will be called or when fans can expect it, but did note that it will run on Epic’s new Unreal Engine 5. After working on the mediocre Marvel’s Avengers, Crystal Dynamics will return. the franchise has taken more than a decade to regain popularity.

It also appears to mark the end of the studio’s in-house Foundation engine, which powered Rise of the Tomb Raider and the most recent mainline entry in the series, 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics said the move to UE5 would help the studio “take its storytelling to the next level.” The next Tomb Raider joins a handful of games already announced for UE5. Those include the following Witcher game and Black Myth: Wukong. Of that group, only the latter has a release date, with Chinese developer Game Science Studio aiming to release it sometime in 2023.

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