Unreal Engine 5 aims to take storytelling to the next level

As Phil Rogers, CEO of Crystal Dynamics, promised in the context of Embracer Group’s latest annual report, Unreal Engine 5 will enable his studio to take the “Tomb Raider” series to the next level of storytelling. . However, further details on the future of the series are not expected until 2023.

Following the acquisition of Square Enix’s North American division in May of this year, Crystal Dynamics developers are now working on the future of the “Tomb Raider” series under the auspices of the Embracer Group.

As we have known for some time, Crystal Dynamics is currently developing an entirely new offshoot of the successful series. Phil Rogers, the CEO of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, did not provide specific details about the project in the course of the Embracer Group’s current business figures, but in a statement emphasized the importance of the Unreal Engine 5, which its studios are now bringing. working.

According to Rogers, the technical capabilities of Unreal Engine 5 will enable Crystal Dynamics developers to take the Tomb Raider series to the next level in terms of storytelling.

No new information for 2023

“For us, it’s fundamentally about the deep-rooted partnerships we’re building for the future of Tomb Raider as a popular game and/or media franchise. Thanks to our partnership with Epic Games and the integration of Unreal Engine 5 into our developer toolchain, we can take storytelling to a new level,” said Rogers.

However, fans of Lara Croft’s adventures will have to be patient before any new information or even announcements about the future of the “Tomb Raider” series can be expected. There is nothing to announce for 2023, as Rogers acknowledged in his statement: “We have not yet released any details on the franchise plans, but the team is looking forward to showing where we are going next year as soon as possible.”


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Source: Embracer Group

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