On April 23rd the last and final DLC “The Path Home” for Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released. But the burning question of the fans is: Do we see Lara Croft jumping across the screens for the very last time?
Considering the sales figures, Shadow of the Tomb Raider sold an impressive 4.14 million copies ( as of February 2019). However, this sales figure is still far behind that of the 2013 reboot: Tomb Raider sold more than 11 million copies (as of November 2017) and its successor Rise of the Tomb Raider sold 7 million copies (as of November 2017). This also explains the now occurring feeling of discomfort among the fans, whether more Tomb Raider games will be released or not due to the above stated sales figures.
The rebooted trilogy, which started with “Tomb Raider” in 2013, concluded with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, according to usgamer, Jonathan Dahan, one of Eidos Montreal‘s developers responsible for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is very positive about the future of the franchise. Dahan doesn’t expect this to be the end of Lara’s adventures. He says:
“I’d be extremely surprised if we didn’t see more of it. We’re not able to say anything about what’s happening next, but I’d be very surprised if we didn’t hear more about the franchise.”
Dahan‘s words at least raise hope that we haven’t seen our beloved heroine Lara Croft for the last time on the screen. As recently announced, Warner Bros and MGM have started working on a Tomb Raider movie sequel, which means that we will, at least, most likely see Lara Croft on the big (cinema) screen again.
What the future will ultimately bring regarding Tomb Raider video games, however, remains to be seen.