Crystal Dynamics: New Lara Croft is here to stay

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics have said that the Lara Croft from Guardian of Light won't be returning.

In a recent sit down with OXM, Tomb Raider's creative director Noah Hughes said that the Guardian of Light series of Lara Croft is in the past.
“Guardian was a great opportunity to explore things that we may not have done in the pillar franchise titles, but in that case it was co-op. There are no plans to do anything in that series but it was a great opportunity to do something a little bit outside of the core.”
Hughes stated now that Lara Croft is a established as a young willing adventurer, it's time to explore a little bit.
“Without knowing exactly what adventures she’s going on, our intent is to carry forward from here. Other than a brief detour into her origins, we kind of like the idea of taking her story forward from this point.”
Hughes did say that a Tomb Raider game without supernatural elements just feels weird.
“Anything we do we’ll run through that lens of really trying to … I mean, what’s important for me is that we don’t really chase reality per se, but chase grounding and credibility and try to create that version of the experience that you can see as someone being real.

“It’s about grounding things so that you believe in the world and the characters, but still celebrating some of the elements of Lara’s universe from the past and envisioning them in new ways.”
Tomb Raider is out now and received very favorable reviews.

Via VG247