"great opportunity to explore things".
However, Crystal has just re-established Lara Croft in their reboot which launched yesterday. It's this Lara that they'll be focusing on moving forward after this "brief detour into her origins".
Fans can also expect more spooky supernatural goings-on, as they aren't interested in keeping things completely grounded in reality, just as long as it can seem credible.
"Guardian was a great opportunity to explore things that we may not have done in the pillar franchise titles, but in that case it was co-op. There are no plans to do anything in that series but it was a great opportunity to do something a little bit outside of the core," Crystal Dynamics' creative director Noah Hughes told .
The studio doesn't know where Lara Croft's next adventure is yet. "Without knowing exactly what adventures she’s going on, our intent is to carry forward from here. Other than a brief detour into her origins, we kind of like the idea of taking her story forward from this point.”
“Anything we do we’ll run through that lens of really trying to … I mean, what’s important for me is that we don’t really chase reality per se, but chase grounding and credibility and try to create that version of the experience that you can see as someone being real," continued Hughes.
“It’s about grounding things so that you believe in the world and the characters, but still celebrating some of the elements of Lara’s universe from the past and envisioning them in new ways.”
Tomb Raider released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this week.