The revival of the Tomb Raider series has been an extremely successful one, as seen by a multitude of positive reviews for Rise of the Tomb Raider. As such, fans of the rebooted franchise have been eagerly awaiting more about the series, and thankfully there could be more details released about the next game in the franchise as soon as Gamescom.
That is certainly what the series’ official Instagram account could be hinting at with a recent post. Tomb Raider fans have been left intrigued by a teasing update over on the Insta feed, which shared its regular Saturday screenshot with something of a cryptic note, implying that Lara was looking for “what’s to come.”
Square Enix has remained very quiet about the future of the Tomb Raider series, but had previously suggested that there would be news about the next game in the franchise at some point in 2017. Given that Gamescom is kicking off soon, there have been suggestions that this “what’s to come” will be an official reveal of the next Tomb Raider game.
So far, very few details have been revealed about the third game in the Tomb Raider reboot series. The name of the game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, was accidentally leaked, before a follow-up leak unveiled Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s logo and key concept art. However, publisher Square Enix has yet to officially announce the game, so Gamescom could be the perfect place to finally confirm some details on the project.
The publisher will certainly have a presence at Gamescom 2017. Square Enix has already confirmed some of its plans for Gamescom this year, with news for both Final Fantasy 14 and Final Fantasy 15 set to arrive at the trade fair. With that in mind, there will surely be a few surprises in store along the way. The Gamescom conferences kick off at 12PM PDT on Sunday 20 August with the Xbox conference, and the trade fair runs until 26 August.
Exactly how Shadow of the Tomb Raider will shape up in comparison to the other games in the series remains to be seen, as there have been a few changes behind the scenes in terms of its development. Most noticeable is the fact that esteemed writer Rhianna Pratchett will not be working on the game, after her widely praised work on both Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Hopefully, the next game also have an exemplary standard of writing, and perhaps even touch on the darker Tomb Raider ending that Pratchett teased.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is currently in development, but has not been officially announced.