Developer Crystal Dynamics is abandoning its own graphics engine in favor of Unreal Engine 5 in the next edition of the Tomb Raider game series.

Yesterday, Epic Games held a live event that covered the future of the company’s graphics engine Unreal Engine. In connection with this, the latest version of the engine, Unreal Engine 5, was launched sharply after a long period of beta testing. Unreal Engine 5 has previously attracted well-known game studios such as CD Projekt Red, whose next game in the Witcher series will use the graphics engine. Now the Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics also joins this crowd.

The first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996 with British Core Design behind the levers. The game series underwent a reboot in 2013 with the new trilogy Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, where the titles have received generally good reviews from both players and the gaming press. However, whether the plot of the new game takes over after the new trilogy or is based on a completely new story remains to be seen.

Source: IGN