Tomb Raider fans hoping to play the new rebooted version of the game, which was expected to arrive in stores later this year. Will be disappointed to learn that the official launch date has now been pushed back into 2013.
Eidos have said the delay in releasing the game is due to the need to add a little extra polish to the final release. Developer Crystal Dynamics’ Darrell Gallagher posted an explanation on the games official website to explain:
“A Message to the Tomb Raider Community
When Crystal Dynamics first set out to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, there were two goals that we were extremely passionate about. The first was to create a modern Tomb Raider game that would surprise and excite gamers.
The second was to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of. We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game’s release date by a few months, from Fall 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.
We’re doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve.
We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait. The game is looking amazing and we can’t wait to show it to everyone at E3 in a few weeks.”