Square Enix has announced plans to bring one of its Lara Croft titles to Google's Chrome browser. Speaking during Google I/O, Square Enix announced its decision to make a Chrome version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and said it would be working closely with Google on the project.
"We're happy to be working closely with Google to bring Lara Croft to Google Chrome without download or installation of game software for the first time," said Phil Rogers, president and chief executive of Square Enix Europe. "Console quality gaming in the browser is an area we believe in and are committed to by delivering innovative, high-quality entertainment experiences."
First launched in 2010, VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi points out that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is already available across a multitude of platforms including PC, console, mobile (iOS and BlackBerry OS), and even OnLive. So, while it is possible, through the likes of OnLive, to play Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light without having to install or download the game, this is the first time we've seen Lara Croft right in our browsers.
The release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light should keep Tomb Raider fans busy while they wait for the newest Lara Croft title. The game explores the origins of the Lara Croft character and is due out next March. Square Enix earlier this week revealed Camilla Luddington to be the voice and movements behind the new Lara Croft.