Rise of the Tomb Raider official artwork

Despite all of their flaws, the two modern Tomb Raider games have been positively received by both critics and the general public, so much so that Rise of the Tomb Raider currently holds a truly impressive 97% approval rating on Steam. Given these sort of statistics you would think that Crystal Dynamics would have the greenlight to create even more sequels and potential spin-offs, but according to Square Enix's comments the series did not perform as well as expected. As such, the future of the series has always been in a bit of a limbo, which is a real shame since it has some genuine potential.

With that little bit of background now out of the way, I hope you can understand just how surprised and happy I am to say that Square Enix has now announced a brand new Tomb Raider game! There is currently no actual information about the game itself, but what I can tell you is that you won't have to wait long between the official announcement and the game's release.

I would love to tell you more, but I'm afraid that's pretty much the long and short of it. We'll be getting more information during a "major event" in 2018, so until then I'll leave you with the full announcement message, just in case I've missed some minute detail or phrase:

Tomb Raider 2018 announcement message from Square Enix