The Tomb Raider Trilogy that kicked of in 2013 with “Tomb Raider” is coming to a close as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the last installment of the trilogy, is set to receive its final DLC expansion later this April. With that said, the future of our beloved Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise has been called into question, but you can now rest easy. In an interview with USGamer, producer Jonathan Dahan claimed that he would be “extremely surprised” if Shadow of the Tomb Raider actually marked the end of the Tomb Raider franchise.
“I’d be extremely surprised if we didn’t see more of it. We’re not able to say anything about what’s happening next, but I’d be very surprised if we didn’t hear more about the franchise.”
With that in mind, the question of whether or not we will see another Tomb Raider game isn’t answered with an “if” but a “when.” And, that “when” could actually be sooner than you think. Of course, the hint is very vague, but Dahan also said that he’s excited to see “what’s next in terms of technological advances.” And, since we’re all expecting to hear about Microsoft’s plans for the next-gen Xbox console at E3 this year, and the fact that Sony is rumored to be working on the PlayStation 5, it’s not outrageous to think the next Tomb Raider game could be available by 2021 or 2022, shortly after the next-gen batch of consoles launch. With the franchise coming to an end with the upcoming “The Path Home” DLC expansion, Eidos Montreal will have plenty of time to cook up a storyline and be ready for development when the next-gen development consoles make their way to studios.
If you can’t wait for “The Path Home” DLC to hit digital stores, and you haven’t downloaded “The Grand Caiman,” now is the time to do it. The final DLX for Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available on April 23, so you still have more than a week to get up to speed with the game.