Tomb Raider has been delayed to 2013. In a post on the game’s official forums, Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher revealed that the studio has decided to take additional development time before releasing the game.
“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,” Gallagher wrote.
“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,” he added. “We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait.”
Gallagher notes that the studio wants “to make this the best game of our careers, something we would be really proud to be a part of” and that Crystal Dynamics “truly believe that we have something very special on our hands.” He also said that the game “is looking amazing” and that the studio will be showing more at E3 in early June.
Tomb Raider was first revealed in late 2010 and was previously announced with a fall 2012 release date. As we approach E3, this marks the second big delay in the last week, following BioShock Infinite’s recent move to 2013.