March 31, 2016

Crystal Dynamics Responds to Leaked Rise of the Tomb Raider Video

Several of you have sent me links and questions about a rough Rise of the Tomb Raider video that was recently leaked. My first guess was early April Fools' joke, but apparently it is a soryboard-type placeholder for some possible future DLC. Normally I don't share leaked media, but since the developers have addressed it directly, I'm passing on their statement which follows.

Video courtesy of Gian Carlo on the Tomb Raider Forums.

As some eagle-eyed Rise of the Tomb Raider players have discovered, two placeholder movies were accidentally included in the latest patch. This content was not meant to be released, but now that it is we wanted to respond to the questions we've received as a result. The movies are part of a DLC expansion we're exploring for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Our fans continue to enjoy Rise of the Tomb Raider and its DLC, including Cold Darkness Awakened which released on Tuesday, and we receive many requests for additional story content. We're always listening to feedback from our fans; especially this year as we celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise together.

If you have any questions you'd like me to pass on to the developers, please leave a comment below. It may take some time before they're able to reveal details, but I'm always happy to send your messages on to them.


  1. I do have a question. Will the manor be a fully explore able bonus level like they were in the classic games? will be able to explore inside AND outside? will there be any Easter eggs or references to the past games inside the manor? IF they can answer any of these questions, it would make me a very happy tomb raider fan.

    Thany you.

    1. Let's not hold our breath waiting for answers, but I will certainly pass the questions along. :)