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Sam Burke
30-07-03, 10:36
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/tombraidertheangelod/news_6072705.html

Let's hope Crystal does a better job.

Fugitive Lara
30-07-03, 10:39
OMG :eek:

Fugitive Lara
30-07-03, 10:44
i thought core had already started on tomb raider 7 and it was out next year, not 2005! Do u think crystal will build a new engine for the game and create a new next generation lara?

Sam Burke
30-07-03, 10:46
Originally posted by FuGiTiVe LaRa:
i thought core had already started on tomb raider 7 and it was out next year, not 2005! Do u think crystal will build a new engine for the game and create a new next generation lara?I would hope so.

AndrewII
30-07-03, 10:48
Well,this quite interesting. Looks to me that Crystal would be developing this game,while Core still have some oversight

Eidos should have chose a capable developer like Capcom. At least they really know how churn out something. The addictive Devil May Cry is just an exsample.

Fugitive Lara
30-07-03, 11:09
looks like core will go out of business seeing how they didnt release many other games besides tomb raider, and the games they did release didnt sell very well.
the new Legacy of Kain engine could be used for tomb raider 7, no more out dated graphics http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Draco
30-07-03, 11:17
Personally, I really think Core lost it all after TR4...

TR5 was just a placeholder, and TR6 apparently is a disappointment...

Eidos is doing the best business move they can for themselves and Tomb Raider...

No need to kick a dead horse...

qwerasdfzxcv
30-07-03, 11:26
That's bad.

The TR phenomenon is a British-made one, made in Britain by a British team centred around a British character.

It would be upsetting to have the games made by an American company. It would be like moving the filming of 'Friends' to London.

What a slap in the face for the UK.

Rommie
30-07-03, 11:32
My goodness! :eek:

Draco
30-07-03, 11:33
Hmm...

Annacia
30-07-03, 15:39
It would be nice if Lara would returb to the spirit of the early games! I liked them better.

laracroft8290
30-07-03, 16:04
Originally posted by Annacia:
It would be nice if Lara would returb to the spirit of the early games! I liked them better.I want that too ;)

Gavman
30-07-03, 16:04
Can my day get any worse :(

laracroft8290
30-07-03, 16:12
Probably not. It's certainly one thing you don't want to wake up to this early in the morning. I saw that and about fell out of my chair. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

btw, I wonder where TLR is in the midst of this story http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

[ 30. July 2003, 17:12: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

max_payne_99
30-07-03, 16:12
Originally posted by Gavman:
Can my day get any worse :( Just think, the forum could be down too. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

laracroft8290
30-07-03, 16:20
It's getting sluggish...everyone think happy thoughts!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

Gavman
30-07-03, 16:21
It's hard to think positive when your planned career just went down the toilet :(

laracroft8290
30-07-03, 16:24
wha?? explain... :(

Gavman
30-07-03, 16:31
Very long story laracroft8290, but to put it mildly, I've just been dropped from the 4 year course I was on in Digital Entertainment and 3D graphics :( Recieved a letter about two hours ago.

laracroft8290
30-07-03, 16:33
Ouch. That stinks. Keep trying is all I can say. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger supposedly.

BlackRose
30-07-03, 17:09
Oh my gosh... that is so aweful *goes away to cry*
i hope they don't mess anything up. They better stick to the story line. I mean as long as they stick to the story line and original Lara Croft-ness and don't mess everything up.. i think it will be okay.. maybe this way we will have better grahpics and less bugs. Maybe it means a more complete game? i hope they aren't going insane down there.....

Geck-o-Lizard
30-07-03, 17:14
Originally posted by Gavman:
Very long story laracroft8290, but to put it mildly, I've just been dropped from the 4 year course I was on in Digital Entertainment and 3D graphics :( Recieved a letter about two hours ago.What on earth did you do to deserve that? That's just pure and utter evil. Is there no way you can finish it? They shouldn't be allowed to do such a thing, and they don't realise how much talent they've just pushed aside! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
30-07-03, 17:15
Originally posted by Gavman:
Very long story laracroft8290, but to put it mildly, I've just been dropped from the 4 year course I was on in Digital Entertainment and 3D graphics :( Recieved a letter about two hours ago.What on earth did you do to deserve that? That's just pure and utter evil. Is there no way you can finish it? They shouldn't be allowed to do such a thing, and they don't realise how much talent they've just pushed aside! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
30-07-03, 17:15
Originally posted by Gavman:
Very long story laracroft8290, but to put it mildly, I've just been dropped from the 4 year course I was on in Digital Entertainment and 3D graphics :( Recieved a letter about two hours ago.What on earth did you do to deserve that? That's just pure and utter evil. Is there no way you can finish it? They shouldn't be allowed to do such a thing, and they don't realise how much talent they've just pushed aside! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Fugitive Lara
30-07-03, 22:08
we got ya the first time geck, no need to repeat yourself http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif hmm, just the other day i was wondering what tomb raider would be like if someone else made it... i must be psychic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif honestly, one time i used to be in this badminton club thing and every thursday i had to go and play at this sports hall at my school, anyway my friend used to go to and i dunno why but i bet him that 1 string from someones racket would snap, and he was like yeah whatever and i said fine, i predict that YOUR racket string will snap, this was at school, and the badminton thing was on in the evening anyway... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif to cut a long story short he came off the court after playing and told his dad that one of his strings had snapped on his racket and i said 'i told you so' and he was like whatever, its just a coincidence. But i think not http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif LMAO what that has to do with core design losing lara i dont know... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

beckerooz
30-07-03, 23:36
What will this do to Kurtis!? Does this mean they'll totally slaughter all that's happened in previous games? And will the look or gameplay change? If so, I will be terribly disappointed. Personally, I think Core did a good job w/AOD. Yea, there were bugs, but it was still enjoyable for me. All I can say is: THEY BETTER KEEP KURTIS FOR LARA'S SAKE!!!!!!

Draco
31-07-03, 00:01
Originally posted by Beckerooz:
All I can say is: THEY BETTER KEEP KURTIS FOR LARA'S SAKE!!!!!!All I can say is: THEY BETTER NOT KEEP KURTIS FOR LARA'S SAKE!!!!!!

PS: I really dun like Kurtis...

Rommie
31-07-03, 00:04
Originally posted by Draco:

PS: I really dun like Kurtis...I never would have guessed :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

GeorgeM
31-07-03, 00:08
If Kurtis Trout is in the next game, I've already decided not to buy it.

:D

b1dc
31-07-03, 00:20
Originally posted by GeorgeM:
If Kurtis Trout is in the next game, I've already decided not to buy it.

:D Hopefully we're safe from the blight of KT - unless Crystal decide to make a 'Monkey Raider'! :D

egyptspy
31-07-03, 00:22
Oh no! I hope these new people can keep the same game spirit...

Draco
31-07-03, 00:38
Originally posted by Rommie:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:

PS: I really dun like Kurtis...I never would have guessed :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

frederick b
31-07-03, 07:28
Correct me if I'm wrong, but can Eidos do that? Surely they are just the publishing company and Core Design, as the creator, owns the copyright and only they, or anyone else with their permission, can use the Tomb Raider idea?

frederick b
31-07-03, 07:39
[Incoming rant]

Actually this really p***es me off. I mean, Eidos have been right off to Core. Firstly they told them to hurry it up to get their pre-tax profits for their shareholders, then they told them to delay it to match the most likely below standard ****per than the first film and now they have the cheek to move production from the company that created Tomb Raider to some American company who'll probably turn Lara into a Manhattan, have her trawling Minnesota for a low price hamburger stall and make it so easy because American's having got as much patience for games as the brits (they had to make one of the games easier, i think tr3, in America because they found out they have a shorter attention span on computer games or something.)
I think it's right off and if I was a member of Core I'd take the story to newspaper and reveal how utter idiots Eidos are and how they don't deserve to publish a blancmange never mind a computer game.

[Rant over. Thankyou.]

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

RavenLettan
31-07-03, 07:43
Eidos are not just a publishing company, they're a fully development & production firm.
It's like Nintendo, although they publish they also own outright thier own developers ... and everything those developers make for them they own the copyrights to because developers leave all of thier rights to thier publisher.

though to be honest i always though that Core chose to be with Eidos not an exclusive ownership.

Not to be funny but this is the BIGGEST slap in the face ever... Tomb Raider was the ONLY 100% british affair we've had in year.

Core Design are English
Eidos Interactive are English
Lara herself is an English Character
The whole game is just British to the core...
I think it was bad enough that the last 2 Tomb Raider titles were released in the US first.

But now for Eidos to give away a really a British Trademark in the games industry - that's be like GameTek giving EA Pacific the rights to Elite!

totally sickening if true...

Bokkie
31-07-03, 08:13
This is bad news. No more comments. :(

creativetwo
31-07-03, 13:31
Originally posted by Fred B:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but can Eidos do that? Surely they are just the publishing company and Core Design, as the creator, owns the copyright and only they, or anyone else with their permission, can use the Tomb Raider idea?According to the following snippet from the TR Chronicles website......On 15 July, the Company announced that Jeremy Heath-Smith was stepping down as its Development Director and as Managing Director of Core Design. Since then, the Board has been conducting a review of the Tomb Raider franchise and the studio operations of Core Design. In recognition of the Company's need continually to enhance the value and maximise the commercial opportunity of one of its key franchises, for which all intellectual property rights belong to Eidos, the Board has concluded that it will transfer development of the franchise to its Crystal Dynamics studio in the US.

Eidos owns all inteleectual property rights...meaning they OWN the Tomb Raider title and can do whatever they choose to do with it.
Tina

Techno Notice
31-07-03, 16:36
I'm thinking 'Joel Schumacher being given Batman movies to direct'.......

:eek:

[ 31. July 2003, 17:37: Message edited by: Techno Notice ]

Melonie Tomb Raider
31-07-03, 16:51
I sure hope they keep Kurtis. Sorry Draco. hehe