Square Enix has issued a DMCA takedown after an alleged Tomb Raider script leaked on Patreon by way of the Sacred Symbols podcast.
The alleged identify of the Tomb Raider script is “Project Jawbreaker”. It’s believed that Square Enix is utilizing this script to assist forged characters for the subsequent Lara Croft journey.
In 2018 we had the conclusion of the “Survivor Trilogy” with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, the leaked script is claimed to element a brand new reboot that includes a extra mature Lara Croft in her mid-30s.
Lara Croft can have a crew of Raiders
Furthermore, the script additionally reveals that Ms Croft is trying to recruit a crew of adventurers to assist her overcome new challenges on her treasure-hunting escapades.
Ex-IGN journalist Colin Moriarty leads the Sacred Symbols podcast, and with the assistance of his co-hosts, they carried out sections of the script for his or her paying Patreon members. Following this efficiency, Square Enix acted rapidly in an try and take away all references to the alleged script.
Despite believing that the podcast acted inside the legal guidelines of honest use, the Sacred Symbols hosts complied with Square Enix’s DMCA.
“I was acting in the notion that this is fair use, this is general interest, this is of huge general interest, I didn’t break into Crystal Dynamics to steal it,” mentioned Moriarty. However, whereas the audio of the script has been eliminated, it’ll nonetheless apparently exist in different places. At least in the meanwhile.
A brand new Tomb Raider is coming
In April this yr, present Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics introduced that it’s engaged on a brand new game within the sequence, powered by Unreal Engine 5.
Furthermore, earlier rumours claimed that the unique game may obtain a remake. However, these rumours battle with latest stories of a reboot that includes Lara Croft and a crew of adventurers.
In associated information, earlier this yr Square Enix revealed that it’s promoting off a few of its prized studios. One of which incorporates Crystal Dynamics to Embracer Group. Once that deal concludes, the Tomb Raider licence will not be with Square Enix.
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