Square Enix says development is well underway.
Square Enix's Tomb Raider reboot only came out in March, but the game was in development for a long time before it was released. Not one to rest on its laurels, Square Enix has confirmed that it's already working on a sequel for the game. Rumors about a sequel have been doing the rounds for several months, but Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers only confirmed the news this week via the company's official blog.
"Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014," Rogers wrote, adding, "I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!"
Though the CEO fails to offer a release date (or even year) for Tomb Raider 2, this is the first official confirmation we've had on the topic of a sequel to this year's Tomb Raider, so we'll take what we can get. This year's Tomb Raider title featured a grittier story and a more vulnerable Lara Croft than fans of the franchise are used to. The story, which is something of an origins story, portrays Lara as a young archaeology graduate on a quest to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai.