Tomb Raider reboot delayed until 2013

Another big title moved out of autumn release schedule

Square Enix has announced that its latest Tomb Raider reboot is to be released in 2013, a delay from the original window of fall 2012.

The game drops out of the busy pre-Xmas retail period, following Irrational's decision to postpone the release of BioShock Infinite last week.

"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," said Darrell Gallagher, head of studio at developer Crystal Dynamics.

While delays are a common occurrence and the crowded fall period can be tough on releases going head-to-head with blockbusters such as Activision's Call of Duty franchise, analysts and industry watchers are also suggesting that Rockstar Games could be eyeing a late 2012 release for Grand Theft Auto V.

Publisher Square Enix announced it was back in profit for the financial year ended March 2012, off the back of strong performances from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Final Fantasy XIII-2.

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Latest comments (3)

Its all about providing a solid AAA spit and polish in the upper end of this market. Good on Squeenix for that extra loving
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
I am perfectly fine with this as long as they give me a better game thats wellsolid, well polished and bug free.
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Jeff Wilson4 years ago
An astute move by CD and Square Enix. Though it would be good if they released a Demo or a Beta version this year, to test the market.
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