The Opening Night Live, a direct-to-consumer broadcast in which a series of games will be shown, will take place today at Gamescom 2021 – you can watch it live right here.
One of these games is likely to be presented is Tomb Raider, since members of the game’s original development team have said that a major reveal will take place at the convention.
Natchan McCree, who worked as a composer on the original Tomb Raider trilogy, said on Twitter that a “major announcement that pays tribute to myself and to Sr. Gard” will be made at the Opening Night Live. “Don’t miss it!” exclaims McCree.
It is speculated that the Mr. Gard mentioned in the tweet is Toby Gard, who is most known for creating the character of Lara Croft while working for the original game developer Core Design in the 1990s. Aside from it, he was involved in a number of Tomb Raider sequels.
Nothing else has been revealed about the rumored announcement, except for the fact that the Tomb Raider series will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as a result, the announcement of a new game (whether original or remaster) would not be completely out of the question.
Whatever the case, there is always the possibility that McCree and Gard will be working on a completely different project – McCree has not contributed to Lara Croft’s adventures since Tomb Raider III was released in 1998, and Gard has been absent from the series since his work as director of photography on the reboot in 2013.
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