CRYSTAL DYNAMICS Expands Studio with Top Industry Talent

Veterans from Naughty Dog, Visceral Games, Monolith, Sledgehammer Games, and More Assemble for The Avengers Project Development Team

REDWOOD SHORES, CA – (January 24, 2018)  Crystal Dynamics, the renowned developer of the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER franchise, which has sold over 63 million copies globally, today announced they continue to expand their award-winning studio by adding 15 top industry talent to their development team in January alone. Included in the group are former Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg who joins The Avengers Project as Creative Director, and as Director of Production Stephen Barry, a 27 year Veteran from EA/Visceral Games. read more

Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX Team Up for Multi-Year, Multi-Game Creative Partnership

Original Blockbuster Games in Development at Award-Winning Square Enix Studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal

GLENDALE, Calif. & TOKYO, JAPAN (January 26, 2017) – Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX today announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes, beginning with The Avengers. This newly established partnership pairs the creative minds at Marvel and Square Enix for one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics, developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER® series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series.

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018. read more

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION Head & Eye Tracking Features Announced

Tobii Eye Tracking brings even greater immersion and new unique features to the PC

Redwood City, CA & Stockholm – 20 January 2017 – Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, and Crystal Dynamics, the award-winning Square Enix studio, today announced that the Steam version of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will support multiple eye-tracking features. The title is also one of the first games to combine head and eye tracking functionality powered by the Tobii IS4 platform, found in products like the Alienware 17 gaming notebook, Predator gaming monitors from Acer and Tobii’s eye tracking peripheral, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. Available today, gamers can experience even greater levels of immersion as their head and eye movement complement traditional controls to enhance in-game interactions. read more

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PlayStation 4 Pro Tech Video Released

Crystal Dynamics Chief Technology Officer Gary Snethen details how Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software have enhanced Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Additions include three unique visual modes – 4K Resolution, High Frame Rate, and Enriched Visuals – alongside other enhancements such as hardware tessellation, anisotropic filtering, additional dynamic foliage, and more. read more

TOMB RAIDER Honored by Guinness World Records for Most Magazine Covers & Record Breaking Cosplayers in Single Venue

Lara Croft Has Graced a Total of 1,400 Covers and Broke the Record of 250 Cosplayers in a Single Venue

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (October 31, 2016) –  Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix® celebrate Lara Croft®’s Guinness World Records win for ‘Most Magazine Covers for a Videogame Character’ and ‘Largest Gathering Of People Dressed As Lara Croft’ alongside a one-of-a-kind feature in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition next year.

The Tomb Raider franchise is a two-decade strong cultural phenomenon which follows the globetrotting action-adventures of celebrated archaeologist Lara Croft. read more

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Review for PS4

This is Gaming Cypher’s PS4 review, done by Hemal Patel, of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix.

It has been almost a year wait for Playstation 4 gamers to play the highly anticipated sequel in rebooted life of Lara Croft. I always liked the previous Tomb Raider, finding ancient secrets, catacombs and treasures, peeking inside the history and solving puzzles to advance through the level. read more