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Months after declaring Tomb Raider unaffected by layoffs, Tomb Raider dev hit with wave of layoffs

Gamesradar writes: "Embracer Group's bloodbath continues as Tomb Raider dev Crystal Dynamics reports layoffs

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has suffered a wave of layoffs just months after insisting that the ongoing staff hemorrhage at parent company Embracer Group wouldn't affect the new Tomb Raider game or the studio's collaboration with The Initiative on the Perfect Dark reboot."

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-Foxtrot20h ago

It's sad that I'm more excited for the remaster trilogy than the new game.

Snookies1220h ago

Nothing sad about that, the original three were amazing games! Can't wait to explore the Croft manor again and find all the secrets... It's been ages, so I barely remember the games these days.

Rebel_Scum2h ago

lol secrets. You know the first thing you’re gonna do is lure the butler to the freezer and shut the door on him haha.

CobraKai2h ago

Im only disagreeing because it’s not sad. Im excited as all hell for these. I can’t even remember if i played 3, but 1 and 2 are still ingrained in my mind. I love remasters and im actually excited to play these in a clean looking “ps1” mode…. i guess that would be a “pc” mode.

-Foxtrot1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

I’m not sad as in “I don’t want the remasters” I’ve wanted them for years. I’m super excited.

I’m sad with how they’ve handled TR over the years, I should be super excited for their next modern release but they have nothing but the remaster trilogy.

And I’ll say it…I didn’t care all that much for the reboot trilogy, it just didn’t feel like Tomb Raider at all. Like a new IP with Tomb Raider slapped on where you “become the Tomb Raider” for 3 games

CobraKai11m ago

Yeah. I agree. I think i got burned out on “realistic” Lara, thats trying so hard to catch up to Nathan Drake, that i miss the old adventures of Lara. The Lara that would be in a bath robe with a shotgun.

crazyCoconuts17h ago

"Crystal Dynamics made the difficult decision to part ways with 9 Brand/Marketing and 1 IT employee today due to an internal restructuring..."
Small layoff, hardly news worthy.

Tacoboto3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

With Aspyr handling the rereleases, what exactly would these CD marketing people be doing with no game release scheduled for any time soon? More yoga sessions on Twitch?

Knightofelemia17h ago

Embracer has left one hell of a mess and Tencent will be swimming around picking at the scraps.

RaidenBlack1h ago

ffs, Embracer is already looking to sell Gearbox ... Volition studio was shutdown
now, CD got affected and even affect Eidos aswell?
Better sell Gearbox to Sony
And CD & Eidos to MS
than shrink these studios to bare minimum


Xbox leaks: what do they mean for you? Our five biggest takeaways

The cat is out of the bag, but why should the average punter care?


Microsoft would buy Valve 'if opportunity arises,' said Phil Spencer in leaked email

But its prime target was Nintendo, according to a 2020 email leaked during the FTC v Microsoft trial.

Sonic18811d 5h ago

Microsoft is getting exposed big time. Now I know why FTC tried to block them

-Foxtrot1d 3h ago

Yet despite the insane about of power hungry evidence…they still failed

Obscure_Observer1d 2h ago


"Yet despite the insane about of power hungry evidence…they still failed"

And will continue to fail as long as they put interest of a Multibillionaire companies like Sony, first, over consumer´s interest.

-Foxtrot1d 1h ago

Sony? We’re talking about Microsoft man

The biggest deflect I’ve seen…

solideagle10h ago

lol Obscure, what about trillion dollar company over billion dollar company?

tagzskie8h ago

@foxtrot yeah too many evidence and still pass, Now im curious whose the judge handling the case of acrivision.. And next time i wish the trial is live stream just like amber and johny depp so all the people can see..

blacktiger5h ago

We talking about Microsoft and you talking about Sony? They are not even part of FTC conversation

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MrDead1d 5h ago

And we now know there is no consumer protection to stop it. MS is the worst thing to happen to gaming.

Obscure_Observer1d 3h ago

No, it´s not. It´s business as usual.

You´re here complaining on every Xbox article, and behind the scenes you´re still supporting Microsoft by given them money while help them to achieve their goals!

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cthulhucultist9h ago

Just leave it to rest Obscure.

It is now abundantly clear that MS, given time and permission, would buy most third party publishers in order to outspend and remove the competition.

If this is something that you feel its ok or business as usual, then unfortunately you are not as genuine gamer as you claim to be.

It is in our best interest to stop these practices as the consolidation of the market will lock many people into ecosystems and previously enjoyed multiplayer games will be released exclusively under subscriptions.

Doesnt matter who does it (MS, Sony, Nintendo,Tescent Amazon etc), it only matters that we accelerate this process by not condoning such actions and by not voting with our wallets.

I cant believe that you support this attitude.

gold_drake9h ago

you're are absolutely right, it is business, but if said business is playing monopoly with a sort unending supply of money, it reeks corruption.

as if MS doesnt have enough of it already.

shinoff21833m ago

Obscure your in all the Sony articles making snide comments to. The hypocrisy is deep

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Obscure_Observer20h ago(Edited 20h ago)

"Your logic is to punish MS buy not buying Bethesda games, who do you think comes off worse in that situation, Bethesda or MS?"

In case you forgot, Bethesda IS Microsoft since 2021!

My logic is not to punish any gaming company, publisher or studio. I´m a gamer and I have love for games.

But if you hate and despise a company that make you games, your actions should speak louder than your mouth.

It´s simple, If you hate Microsoft and fear that they´re destroying gaming, why would you support them with your money in the first place.

It´s not just about Bethesda games, it´s about ALL of the Xbox games.

Do not expect to be here claiming that MS is the cancer of gaming while giving them your money while expecting people to not call you out on your hypocrisy.

Jim Sakai can be a pain in butt but a least I respect him, because he had the balls to sell his Xbox Series X to never support Microsoft ever again.

He´s a man of his word and not some hypocrite clown.

MrDead18h ago(Edited 18h ago)

So you think people boycotting Bethesda games won't effect Bethesda... go out and touch some grass, you're obviously not handling MS's dirty washing being out in public well and are lashing out. Get a grip.

Obscure_Observer13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

"So you think people boycotting Bethesda games won't effect Bethesda.."

No, it won´t.

Bethesda is no longer a self-funded, independent publisher.

Be their games successful or total failure (Redfall), MS will be the one dealing with potential loses.

Proof is Arkane Austin having their next AAA project greenlit by Phil Spencer right after Redfall´s disastrous launch.

So you can´t stop and pretend to be concerned over Bethesda future, without you supporting the company that you hate.

"go out and touch some grass, you're obviously not handling MS's dirty washing being out in public well and are lashing out. Get a grip"

Why? Are you crazy, dude? Most of the leaks are VERY positive news for Xbox gamers, not so much for the competition, I give you that, but overall great news for Xbox gamers. Let me break down for you:

More and NEW AAA game from Bethesda (who would tell)

The Oblivion remaster
Doom Year Zero and DLC
The Fallout 3 remaster
A sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo
Dishonored 3

New Xbox Series X digital only model (Original Xbox Series X owners like myself won´t feel fuc#%& by some mid-gen refreshed console)
New *Sense* controller - which will be nothing but awesome for both Xbox and PS5 owners since more developers will provide support for haptics feedback.

VALVE? I´m all for an Half Life 3, but I do understand that the PC community won´t like MS taking over an enforcing some of their crap policy over STEAM. Yes, Gabe has a great relationship with Microsoft but I can´t see him allowing his company to be acquired by them, so, it´s definitely not happening imo.

Nintendo? Even Phil recognizes that it would be an almost impossible task. Not gonna happen.

Did I miss something?

Please, enlighten me on what should I be concerned or upset about MS´s leaked (again) FTC documents?