Well, it didn't have a fixed launch date to begin with, but we had hoped it would release this year.
Many are hoping to see a return to epic form for Lara Croft, as Crystal Dynamics is currently preparing a slick Tomb Raider reboot. Unfortunately, as announced in the Eidos forums today, the anticipated title has been delayed until 2013.
It seems the original release window of Q3 2012 wouldn't have given the developers enough time; studio boss Darrell Gallagher explains the reasons for the delay as follows:
"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 [spring in Australia] to the first quarter of 2013.
We're doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game, and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice, and I guarantee it will be worth the wait."
So you don't feel too disappointed, they did toss up a new screenshot. That seems like a poor consolation prize but hey, the last thing Lara needs is a mediocre attempt at rejuvenation, right? Besides, as usual, the fall seems to be pretty well stacked with potentially fantastic experiences, so we'll live.
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider