Videogamer reports UK publisher Eidos has insisted that superb PS3 exclusive Uncharted: Drake's Fortune's critical and commercial success has not put any pressure on developer Crystal Dynamics to out-do it with the first true "next-gen" Tomb Raider game.
In forum posts across the internet some gamers have expressed concern that Tomb Raider: Underworld, due out late 2008 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, will need to go some way to outshine its treasure-hunting rival Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and may end up suffering from being too similar to the PS3-exclusive.
In an interview with VideoGamer.com, Kathryn Clements, Tomb Raider's senior brand manager, admitted that there were similarities between the two games, but stressed that "the final Tomb Raider game will be very different to Uncharted", citing different gameplay focuses.
When asked if she had played Uncharted, Clements responded: "I have. I thought it was a good game. We've all played Uncharted at Eidos, and we all thought it was a great game, but actually having played the game, apart from the premise of the storyline and the fact that he's a treasure hunter, it's actually quite different to Tomb Raider, it's actually more focused on combat."