Rhianna Pratchett to Pursue New Adventures Separate from the Tomb Raider Franchise

Crystal Dynamics and Rhianna Pratchett are announcing today that Rhianna is off to pursue new adventures separate from the Tomb Raider franchise. Rhianna was instrumental in helping us find Lara’s voice in the 2013 origin story, and through Rise of the Tomb Raider she shaped Lara into the evolving heroine we know today. The entire team thanks Rhianna for her dedication and tireless efforts on the games. Please join us in wishing Rhianna the absolute best in her next adventure.

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NotanotherReboot2701d ago

Hopefully we can get a good story and characters now.

ninsigma2701d ago (Edited 2701d ago )

Agreed. Hope she gets a new job (assume she has one lined up) but I do hope she's replaced by a better writer because the story and characters of the two reboots are pretty weak which is a shame considering the great gameplay.

I3loggs242701d ago

I disagree, I really enjoyed the reboot. These 2 games were practically part 1 and part 2 of Lara's origin story, and by the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara is a stonecold badass who is beginning to reflect the original Lara Croft. So I am actually disappointed we wont get to see the writers vision for part 3.

DreadGara2701d ago

I didn't even bother to play the second one after playing the reboot. Story and characters wise was a total mess.
Oh yeah, thanks for the 2 puzzles in game only I guess.

radewagon2701d ago

That's good to hear. In fact, it's incredibly awesome news. The storytelling has been the only weak link in the reboots.


ARK: Survival Ascended Premium Mods on Consoles Q&A - By 2030, Time Spent on UGC Will Be Way Bigger

ARK: Survival Ascended has introduced Premium Mods on consoles. Wccftech talked to Studio Wildcard and their partner Overwolf about the rising importance of user-generated content, especially for live service games.

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Avowed Moved to Unreal Engine 5.3

With Support from The Coalition

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ThinkThink19h ago

That's great news. Hopefully the Coalition can smooth some of those edges from the last Avowed reveal.

phoenixwing16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you. I was ok with it and hoping to actually play it sometime soon. Now it's like 99% chance it's delayed.
Edit: effing graphics whores

Obscure_Observer7h ago

"Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you."

What the hell are you talking about dude? Avowed was already in development using the UE5. The Coalition is just helping Obsidian in the transition to its latest version (5.3)

MrBaskerville6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Probably not even that big of a difference. Coalition might only have helped because they got a deadline to meet.

Unreal isn't nearly as bad as Unity when you update a project. Though it obviously depends on the project. But unity generally gets an aneyurism if you threaten to update, where Ue is usually less stingy.

Reaper22_6h ago

In excited for Avowed and Gears 6.

Fishy Fingers7h ago

It already was Unreal 5, its just moving to the latest build.

Lightning7715h ago

Apparently the latest build looks way better graphically. This rumor from Jez Cordin (who's credible) pretty much confirms it.

Interested in seeing more on Avowed in a few weeks.

Notellin6h ago

UE 5.3 has been out since September of last year. I can't believe this is news or that anyone is hyping this up.

MrNinosan6h ago

As Hellblade failed to set the world on fire, just like Halo Infinite and Starfield before it, it's time to look forward to the next Game of the Decade candidate.
Of course it needs to be hyped up ahead of time 😏

truthBombs6h ago

I liked the games unique artstyle when It was revealed. I hope they're not making the migration based on criticism. It's only a rumor anyways

MrBaskerville6h ago

I imagine the art style will stay the same. But there'll probably be some visual upgrades here and there.

anast5h ago

This was the only game I was jealous of, but It's a wait and see game now. Plus, I can wait until they release it on PSN.

Miraak82 4h ago

Right!!! Obsidian is like only XB GS that I wanna play there games . Pillars of Eternity is one of my fav game franchises and I'd love to step back into the world of Eora . Their world building and rpg systems are one of the best , I hope XB higher ups don't get in the way of them. If they released it on ps I would definitely buy it day 1

anast2h ago

I bought both Pillars for PC and Console. Good games.

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