Just quickly, before we begin chatting about Tomb Raider, can we get something out of the way? When do we stop referring to a “next-gen”? Can we agree that tomorrow (22 November) would be a good time, considering the last next-gen console (the Xbox One) will finally release? All in favour? Great! From tomorrow, the next person to refer to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as “next-gen” will be dragged out into the street and shot.
Right, now that that’s out the way: Tomb Raider! Eidos and Square Enix did a bloody phenomenal job at rebooting the ailing franchise, so it’s nice to see that there are indications that Lara’s latest (or is it her earliest?) adventure might be heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
At the beginning of the week, Amazon Italy listed something called the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. It was bookmarked as heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It included the game and all of its DLC. Shortly after the listing became news, it subsequently disappeared.
Now, however, Square Enix has released a statement that does a terrible job of denying the existence of this Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
“It’s so hard to keep a secret these days! We appreciate all of the enthusiasm,” a spokesman said via an official email, “however we don’t have any details to share just yet. That said, we highly recommend you keep an eye on any major gaming events happening in early December.”
That “major gaming event” is probably the annual Spike TV Video Game Awards, which is now called the VGX Awards. That takes place on 07 December 2013 at 18:00 EST, which is 01:00 in the morning for us here in South Africa. If you want to stay up that late, they’re streaming the show via pretty much anything that’s online: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, PC, fridges, toilets… you name it.
There might also be a reveal of the reboot’s sequel, which has already been confirmed to be in production.