Just fresh from her adventure in “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” Lara Craft is likely to embark on a new journey with the gaming community soon as it has been found out recently that a sequel is in the works. The sequel is, at the moment, referred to as “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.”
This new information about the upcoming “Tomb Raider” installment surfaced unconventionally, with Kotaku reporting that a Reddit user spotted vital information about the game in an open laptop on a crowded subway. The video game website even advised professional developers and marketers to practice extra caution from now on when they are accessing confidential information in public — unless they intentionally want to pull a publicity stunt.
Sharing the intel on Reddit, the leakster captured a snap of the open MacBook laptop: "Saw someone working on a presentation for ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ on the subway (Possible new game?)”
Anyhow, the title “Rise of the Tomb Raider” has been confirmed by an insider to be the working title of the new Lara Croft game, so this leak is clearly legit though Square Enix did not respond immediately for comment and a representative later on stated, “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation.”
The Redditor also noted that he works in downtown Montreal where many game studios are located, “so I assumed it possibly real and was the name of the next ‘Tomb Raider’ game. From where I was standing, I couldn’t see much other than the page he was one talked about visual design,” as quoted by Polygon.
The thing that adds some weight into this leak however is not the working title of the game, it’s the idea that Crystal Dynamics may not be involved in developing the “Tomb Raider” installment. According to Eurogamer, the upcoming video game is found to be being developed by “Deus Ex” and “Thief” developer Eidos Montreal.
Sources have already confirmed the involvement of Eidos Montreal in the project. Plus, it is undeniable that a different developer is working on “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” knowing that the leak was spotted on the Montreal subway, which is very far away from Crystal Dynamics’ studio in San Francisco.