Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett leaves the franchise
After working with Crystal Dynamics on Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, the writer Rhianna Pratchett announced on her Twitter account that she will stop working on the adventures of Lara Croft.
In the publication, Pratchett stressed that she believes she did good things working with Crystal Dynamics, however, she believes it’s time to face “new adventures.” For what she wrote on the social network, it is clear that for Pratchett, making the decision was not easy.
“Crystal Dynamics and Rhianna Pratchett are announcing today that Rhianna is off to pursue new adventures separate from the Tomb Raider franchise,” said Crystal Dynamics in a statement. “Rhianna was instrumental in helping us find Lara’s voice in the 2013 origin story, and through Rise of the Tomb Raider she shaped Lara into the evolving heroine we know today.”
Pratchett was the main writer in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, work for which she won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Video Games of the guild of writers. In addition not only has she excelled in her work, but by her attempts that the developers work more near the writers.
But, I like to think we did some good things. Maybe shifted the gaming landscape a wee bit. And that feels damn good.
— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) January 3, 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider debuted in 2015 on Xbox One and its final version came to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC late last year.