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Tomb Raider reboot delayed to early 2013

arrell Gallagher, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics, writes:

"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." (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider 2013, Xbox 360)

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LOGICWINS  +   1364d ago
There goes another one.
Kanzes  +   1364d ago
next is "Absolution" or "FaryCry3" *sarcasm*
supraking951  +   1364d ago
lol no not Hitman! xD
FarCryLover182  +   1364d ago
I am pretty sure that Far Cry 3 will be delayed. I have a gut feeling that it will be and it probably will as it is a Ubisoft title.... and most of those get delayed.
badz149  +   1364d ago
after Infinite, now this
poo year incoming!
ksense  +   1364d ago
gta monster is hitting this fall folks. no one dare stand in the way of a wii u launch plus call of duty, halo, gta etc...
SockeyBoy  +   1364d ago
360GamerFG  +   1363d ago
Nothing else needs to be said but this.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1364d ago
Whatever. It looked great at E3. Hopefully the extra times makes it even better
gtxgamer2  +   1364d ago
Damn was looking forward too it! but with all the games coming out this year ill be kept busy til this comes out. Can't wait for this!
manman6  +   1364d ago
Smart move. To many games coming out in the fall.
showtimefolks  +   1364d ago
ok so what's really going on lol

tome raider
last of us
gta 5
rainbow six

2013 games damn 2013 will be huge and that's not knowing many thing like:

insomniac's game
brothers in arms
sucker punch's new game
QD's next game after heavy rain
possibly NFS
midnight club

agent? anyone

all i know is RS can't not delay bioshock and not release something else so let's see

max payne 3
spec ops the line
borderlands 2

3 games from take-two in 2012

i think there is a great chance we will see gta 5 this year

borderlands 2
sly 4

are the only 2 games i am getting in fall so i can use a few more games
Kurisu  +   1363d ago
Surely Agent can't still exist at this point? It's more of a myth than Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
Zynga  +   1364d ago
This the first of many games getting pushed back to 2013. And if anyone thinks GTA 5 is coming out this year, is fooling themselves because rockstar never release two games in the same year. I have a bad feeling E3 is gonna suck this year.
TheColbertinator  +   1364d ago
E3 will be good but in the sense that all the huge games that the big 3 are working on will arrive in 2013.
MrMister  +   1364d ago
E3 wont suck for PS3 owners. About 20 exclusives will be playable and or announced for the first time.
FarCryLover182  +   1364d ago
Its not that implausible that Rockstar would release 2 games in a's just not likely that GTA will release in the fall. GTA is a monster and it will dominate the sales charts if it is released in March, April or May.
jetlian  +   1363d ago
only problem is bioshock and gta5 will be coming to close if gta gets 2013. Cant see take two doing it

To bad about this though
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CaptainPunch  +   1364d ago
As long as the game turns out good, I'm fine with the delay.
supraking951  +   1364d ago
meh wasnt looking forward to this anyways, was gonna just pick it up in bargain bin after a year its been released. Playing a young and weak Lara Croft doesnt seem like fun.
--Onilink--  +   1364d ago
sure... because clearly we can tell how the gameplay will be based on her age. Im sure the next game with a 60 year old Lara will be incredibly fun....
Kurisu  +   1363d ago
Kicking ass with her dual zimmerframes!
ChunkyLover53  +   1364d ago
It makes me wonder if the next round of consoles isn't coming until 2014. If we don't hear or see anything on them at this E3 then I'd think it almost has to mean a 2014 launch.

There are a lot of quality games now slated for next year, I was really looking forward to the new Tomb Raider, it looked fantastic at last E3. Hopefully this is just added polish to the game.
Whitefeather  +   1364d ago
I'm more than fine with this, better delayed than come out unpolished.
TheDareDevil  +   1364d ago
Damn! I wanted to play this game so bad
John Kratos  +   1364d ago
Son of a Bitch, this was the other game besides Bioshock that I was really looking forward to. I hope the Last of Us has a really good showing at E3, or this year is going to be pretty average.
Romudeth  +   1364d ago
Even though I was really looking forward to Tomb Raider I'm glad it got pushed to 2013. As many others have said, there are far too many games coming out this fall and there was no way that anyone would have been able to play everything they wanted. Of course this leaves us with the first quarter of 2013 being too crowded but it won't be nearly as bad as this fall would have been.
theeg  +   1364d ago
better be on next gen consoles, don't want all these games to be wasted on dirty 720p or less and jaggies

i'm pretty sure tomb raider, hitman, assassins creed 3 and many others will see a next gen release in the coming months, if not of course, they're on pc, which is always better than next gen.
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Uncharted2Vet  +   1364d ago
cool with me, less money i have to spend on games this year plus extra dev time to make the game better. Win-Win for me.
Mr_Kuwabara  +   1364d ago
The best thing they've done is reboot this series. I just hope they do it right this time. Sexy Lara needs some respect! She's a diva at this point.
sly-Famous  +   1364d ago
Well this sucks.
--Onilink--  +   1364d ago
well this game and bioshock already looked like 2013 to me from the start. Its very normal these days for a game originally slated for the end of a year to be delayed for the next one.

As long as the finished product (all of looking at you ME3...) shows why it was delayed, i dont mind how many times they have to do it
WitWolfy  +   1363d ago
Now im all depressed again, why did you have to bring up ME3?!?!? Damn that game's ending really killed the series for me... And I know im not the only one ehre who feels the same
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lyliade  +   1364d ago
why always delaying games for what? better gameplay or graphics my ass! Fuck these companies and fuck 2013 it's a bad number.
chrispen9  +   1364d ago
I now hate Call of Duty. Ni No Kuni and now this....
AsimLeonheart  +   1363d ago
Isnt this game taking too much time?? SE announced it in 2010 and said that it had been in development for the past two years. It is 2012 now and the game is still not coming. Another similar game is Ninja Theory's DmC. That game got announced in 2010 as well and wee still do not have a release date.
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Rampaged Death  +   1363d ago
This year is becoming disappointing.
BushLitter  +   1363d ago
True, but there's still max payne 3, Darksiders 2 and Assassin's Creed 3
tigertron  +   1363d ago
To be fair, it would have been up against Halo 4, COD BO2 and possibly GTAV so it may have been a decision by the publisher to delay it in order to get more sales.
NeoTribe  +   1363d ago
Can't really get excited for a tomb raider game. Hasn't been a good one since.... well tomb raider 1 with the butler dude. Nathan drake is the new tomb raider.
Cajun Chicken  +   1363d ago
Dammit, not a huge fan of Tomb Raider, but I love the angle they were going for in this reboot. I was just thinking the other day when Bioshock Infinite was delayed; "at least Tomb Raider's still coming out this year".
BushLitter  +   1363d ago
At least the one good thing that comes with these delays is that it means the world won't end December 2012 :p
aDDicteD  +   1363d ago
it's a long wait but if time would make it more good and improve it then it's worth the wait
pyramidxboy  +   1363d ago
Isn't the world supposed to end by then? Just saying.

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