Rhianna Pratchett, one of the minds behind the rebooted Tomb Raider and its sequel, is leaving the series behind for new adventures. The announcement came today on Twitter and Tumblr, which confirmed that Crystal Dynamics and Pratchett would be parting ways.
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) January 3, 2017
No announcement has been made regarding Pratchett’s next project.
To read about Pratchett’s thoughts on Lara Croft, check out our interview from our Rise of the Tomb Raider cover story.
Considering the success and acclaim that the recent Tomb Raider titles have found, this might worry some fans. However, remember that modern video games like Rise of the Tomb Raider are made possible by hundreds of people. Individuals certainly make valuable contributions, but the loss of one person’s input doesn’t necessarily sink a franchise.