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Crystal Dynamics bigs up new IP on studio podcast

Wednesday, 6th July 2011 11:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Did you think Crystal Dynamics was working on just the reboot for Tomb Raider? Think again, sunshine.

CD studio head Darrell Gallagher has openly spoken about the new IP it’s creating for the first time on the developer’s podcast.

“We’re starting to look at doing a new IP here, and we’re in the very early stages of that,” said Gallagher.

“But our ambitions are to take all the learnings and the technology and everything that we’ve done with Tomb Raider over the last six years and apply that to something new moving forward.

He went on to add: “And very much as Noah [Hughes, Creative Director] was saying, we’ve really learned to become experts and can still polish our skills in action/adventure, and story-telling and character-driven, and rich worlds for players to experience, and we really think that’s kind of our thing; that’s what we love to do here.

“So we’ll see where that new project goes. It’s nothing that we can talk about today, but we really want to take what we’ve learnt and expand on it.”

Chatter on the new IP first came to ground back in March when Crystal Dynamics hired Scott Amos from Visceral to form a new team to create the new IP.

The first team at CD is working on Tomb Raider for an autumn 2012 release on PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, Gamerzines.

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  1. The_Red

    I love new IPs but if there’s one company that I want their old games back, it’s CD. Make a new Soul Reaver goddamit!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    I’m very curious now. CD did great things for Tomb Raider with Legend but especially Underworld, and the new upcoming one seems to be absolutely awesome. I wonder what this is all about.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. alimokrane

    And there goes my hopes for Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver reboots :( but if the new IP still turns out to be a thrid person action adventute then bring it baby! they sure as hell seem to know how to make a good game in that genre.

    #3 3 years ago