Tomb Raider Writer Rhianna Pratchett Leaves the Franchise to “Pursue New Adventures”

on January 3, 2017 3:16 PM

There have been rumors about an upcoming new Tomb Raider game, but apparently it won’t feature the writing of Rhianna Pratchett, as the prolific writer announced today on Twitter.

Developer Crystal Dynamics also confirmed the news on its official tumblr blog, recognizing Pratchett’s role in shaping Lara Croft’s character into the heroine she has become with the past two games.

“Crystal Dynamics and Rhianna Pratchett are announcing today that Rhianna is off to pursue new adventures separate from the Tomb Raider franchise. Rhianna was instrumental in helping us find Lara’s voice in the 2013 origin story, and through Rise of the Tomb Raider she shaped Lara into the evolving heroine we know today. The entire team thanks Rhianna for her dedication and tireless efforts on the games. Please join us in wishing Rhianna the absolute best in her next adventure.”

Rhianna Pratchett performed the role of Lead Writer on both the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, and its sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider. At the moment no information was provided on where she will exercise her writing talents next, or who will take the helm of the writing for the next Tomb Raider games.

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