A Tomb Raider sequel for next-gen is "well into development" as part of its re-commitment to triple-A development, according to Square Enix .
A sequel to the game was hinted at during Comic-Con by the Tomb Raider comics series writer Gail Simone, who said the comics would bridge the gap between the last game and its sequel.
The news was posted by Square Enix's CEO of Europe and North America, Phil Rogers, in an open letter on the firm's blog, discussing the firm's commitment to development.
"I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently," he wrote.
"In the future, we’ll offer gamers more choice, support more platforms and try new things – but we will make sure that whatever the platform, we’ll always keep our focus on raising the quality bar. We feel that is what gamers should expect from a Square Enix game."
Rogers goes on to say he has spent the last few months "building a senior team in the Americas and Europe," to support the firm's new and evolving strategy.
The firm intends to share a fuller title release plan soon on games ranging from "next-gen blockbusters to new cutting-edge tablet and mobile games, to live and online PC games ."