New ‘Tomb Raider’ video game in development on Unreal Engine 5

April 5 (UPI) — Crystal Dynamics confirmed on Tuesday that a new grave robber video game is in development and will be built using Unreal Engine 5.

Dallas Dickinson, Crystal Dynamics’ grave robber franchise general manager, revealed the next game during Epic Games’ State of Unreal 2022 event.

Dickinson promised a “high-quality, cinematic action-adventure experience,” but he didn’t show any gameplay or visuals. He noted that the Crystal Dynamics team was looking to “push the boundaries of fidelity”.

No release date has been set for the upcoming title.

Crystal Dynamics, the team that launched a well-received solution grave robber reboot trilogy from 2013, is the latest developer to move their next project to Unreal Engine 5.

Other developers moving to UE5 include The Coalition and CD Projekt Red, which announced last month that its upcoming the witcher video game will be created with Unreal Engine 5.

The sequel to Crystal Dynamics grave robber entry will be the first new mainline game in the series since Shadow of the Tomb Raiderreleased in September 2018.

The developer has been widely acclaimed for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the other two titles — grave robber (2013) and The Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) – in the reboot trilogy, giving players a new look at Lara Croft’s origins in a grittier setting.

In recent years, Crystal Dynamics has developed Marvel’s Avengers and has teamed up with Microsoft’s The Initiative studio to work on the next perfect dark to restart.

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