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Tomb Raider reboot lead writer Rhianna Pratchett is moving on

by Joey Davidson | January 4, 2017January 4, 2017 12:00 pm PDT

Crystal Dynamics rebooted Tomb Raider in 2013. The new Lara Croft was better written, and a lot of that comes thanks to Lead Writer Rhianna Pratchett. She worked on both Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, two tremendous games.

In a flurry of tweets from Crystal Dynamics and Pratchett herself, her departure was officially announced. First, here’s the tweet and a bit of a blurb from Crystal Dynamics.

Next comes Pratchett with a quip and a goodbye.

It’s safe to say Tomb Raider was made better by Pratchett

Before the reboot, Tomb Raider had become a mess of offshoots and remasters that felt pretty poor compared to the original source material. Then Crystal Dynamics (and Pratchett) stepped up and started fresh with Lara Croft.

I like the Tomb Raider series a whole lot more today than the years leading up to 2013, I know I can say that for a fact. Hopefully, whatever Pratchett hits next will be just as good.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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