Tomb Raider Director Says "I'm Not Worried About Spider-Man"

The top brass of Eidos Montreal, the studio behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider, respond to Lara Croft's upcoming launch date beside Marvel's Spider-Man.

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-Foxtrot8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Well it's not just Spiderman though

Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Dragon Quest IX

It's a busy the other games they could have released it a month before or after yet they fill up the same month together, it's insane.

Chevalier8d ago

October is an insane month though. So that month would probably be an even worse month to release than September. Just check out the releases then:

October releases

Assassin Creed Odyssey
Red Dead Redemption 2
Forza Horizon 4
Mario Party
WWE 2K19
Lego DC Villains
Battlefield 5
Soul Calibur 6
Megaman 11

shuvam098d ago

Uhhh, what is Starlink???
And Mario Party doesn't belong on that list as it doesn't have any competition...

MagUk8d ago

October is the month for me BF5, RDR2 and FH4 they will see me through until Christmas 😎

super_bruno8d ago

HAHAHA! cockiness...

Hey, Tomb Raider Director you should be worry. especially with Spider-Man.

ballisticvoodoo8d ago

To those that think he's not worried. Yes, he answered the question but it's called spin. Dear lord he's not going to say he's worried.

Cartman551258d ago

Don't forget the My Hero Academia game or Warriors Orochi 4.

starchild8d ago

There are many big games that release in the September/October/November time frame every year yet games continue to release during that period every year. How is this any different? Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the biggest games releasing this year. It will be just fine.

Xb1ps48d ago (Edited 8d ago )

What is really insane is that they think gamers only buy games closer to the end of the year, like who games in the summer months right?!

Anyway... I’ll be playing both.. tr on xbx and spidy on my pro on my 4K lg oled tv.. but on a serious note publishers need to realize that we really do have 12 months in a year..

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thekhurg8d ago

He can claim he's not worried all day, but he's worried or else he wouldn't have said anything.

He knows SpiderMan is going to trounce his game in sales. Despite one being console exclusive and the other on everything.

rdgneoz38d ago

Spiderman will destroy Sept, while RD2 kills Oct. Delay the game till Nov / Dec and you won't see your sales killed.

yomfweeee8d ago

He was asked a question, he answered. That's how interviews work.

Doggy1238d ago

He was asked a question are you really that stupid!

thexmanone8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Usually when someone is asked a question they answer.

But lets see, a man in tights or a hot looking girl, I`ll pass on the guy in tights.

trooper_8d ago

It's like a nervous kind of 'not worried but seriously worried ' laugh, lol.

Sayai jin8d ago

He was asked a question, so he responded. The minds of people on this site....

agnosticgamer8d ago

You clearly didn't read the article... at all did you? He was asked about... So he answered the question... You may not agree with his answer... But when ASKED a question... One usually tends to answer said question...

Thus, when asked how they felt about competition, Eidos Monreal’s lead writer and game director responded:
“This has been a great year for games,” Murray told COGconnected.
“Yea, exactly that. I’m not worried about Spider-Man,” Bisson said. “I have friends working on it, so I’m very happy for them too, and I think, you were saying it, it’s a great year. And for me, Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider can co-exist. It’s a different experience. One’s way more about movement, the city and things, and this one is way more about exploring and finding things that make life special.”
“Only one game has Lara Croft,” Murray finished.

TheRealHeisenberg8d ago

He is not worried. There is room for both games to excel.

Starman698d ago

Hes not worried because of the solid tomb raider fan base. People like me who adore the games

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lxeasy8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I plan on buying tomb raider day 1. I really enjoyed Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Chuuzuu8d ago

I'm not worried about Spider Man either, it just doesn't appeal to me. There are 3 games coming out in this time period that will have my attention: this new Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Forsaken release for Destiny 2.

rainslacker8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I'll be doing Spider-Man myself. But will probably get TR, after I'm done with it.

For the time being I'm trying to knock out a few games from my back log

JesusBuiltmyHotrod8d ago

Really? it is check box AAA design by the numbers with poor combat encounters and awful stories.

Old_Prodigy8d ago

@Chuuzuu. You play destiny, reason enough to not value your game preferences.

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shuvam098d ago

I wouldn't bother even if the other releases weren't mentioned...
SoTR just seems so uninspiring...

rainslacker8d ago

ROTTR was released against fallout, and ms pretty much abandoned marketing for ROTTR after they got the marketing deal for fallout.

Rise did modestly well on release, but I think it's lack of big numbers is because of the franchise history, and the fact that the newer games aren't as great as they could be.

KyRo7d ago

The new games have been great though?

rainslacker7d ago

They have their moments. Some parts are exceptional, other parts can use some work. I think the last game had great level design and the open worlds areas were well thought out to make it more fluid between going between different story or quest elements.

BlueBlue8d ago

Spiderman is the only thing on that list that poses a threat.

adonisisfree8d ago

Only one of those games actually matter. Spider-Man

rivaldoo7778d ago

I'm going to buy dragon quest day one and buy spiderman and SOTTR on sales few months later

n1kki68d ago

There are certainly budget gamers who may want both but can only afford 1. I will be buying both.

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Travis37088d ago

Oh you better be and even watch out for Spyro since so many PS gamers love him just like Crash. I already have both games I mentioned pre ordered. Can’t say the same for TR yet.

lxeasy8d ago

PS gamers also like Tomb Raider you know. Also Xbox and PC gamers. They don't need to worry.

TheKingKratos8d ago

The old tomb raider yes
when lara had a character and charm...and boobs ;)

rainslacker8d ago

Ps gamers seem to like tr also. I think it's lost some of its magic compared to years past, but I'll certainly play it at some point.

crazyCoconuts8d ago

At least Spiderman is just PS4. TR might end up being a replacement buy for non PS4 owners to satiate their Spiderman itch...

Unreal018d ago

I don't think Tomb Raider is anything like Spiderman. It's going to have a tough job scratching that itch.

JesusBuiltmyHotrod8d ago

Uncharted already scratches the itch way better then TR games do.

crazyCoconuts8d ago

True - but it might serve as a nice distraction from Spiderman envy.

Oliver_Twist8d ago

assuming every single non-ps4 owner gives a f_ck about Spiderman.

TheRealHeisenberg8d ago

Not every PS4 owner is in to Spiderman. I'm getting it but I know several PS4 owners that have no interest in it currently.

crazyCoconuts8d ago

Assuming every time someone says every they're being hyperbolic, there will probably be enough PS4 owners interested in spiderman to make it top the monthly sales charts and make it on the radar of other publishers releasing AAA titles during the same month...

AspiringProGenji8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Spiderman is a cultural icon. Many and many will indeed give a f_ck about spider man. If God of War managed to sell consoles, so will Spiderman and with way more reasons

King_Noctis8d ago

Its not like Spiderman is the only game releasing at the end of the year you know.

Seraphim8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

short term that's my thinking. XB sales might be grand but Spiderman will dampen PS4 sales; at least initially. Long term both consoles will sell their fair share of copies.

I've been tempted to order Tomb Raider but between The Show, Divinity, Spiderman dropping, etc, I figure I might as well just wait until I'm going to play it. maybe get a discount if it can wait until Black Friday.

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ArchangelMike8d ago

Spiderman is a system seller, and is going to be the BIG September game that dominates all the headlines. It won't completely overshadow Tomb Rider, but it'll definitely cannibalise alot of sales, especially on PS4.

CaptainSellers8d ago

I see what you did there, overshadow Tomb Raider hehe

SierraGuy8d ago

It'll sell a s#it ton by Christmas...that I do know.

The_Sage8d ago

In Yoda's voice, "You will be".

VTKC8d ago

wouldnt it be "Be you will"?

The_Sage7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Lol. I see what you're saying.

The quote is from Empire... Luke tells Yoda that he's not afraid, and Yoda responds in a creepy way, "You will be... You will be".

The_Sage7d ago

Lol. Some jackass disagreed when I put the clip from the movie in the post. Some people. Smh

VTKC7d ago

Oh i see, i dont know my star wars. I thought you was imitating yodas inverted speaking. Disagrees-it happens all the time, its their way trying to upset you. Just ignore them.

The_Sage7d ago

Yep. The disagrees are funny sometimes.