Changes to their development studios also on the cards.
By Tim Colwill on August 2, 2013 at 9:22 am
The recent Tomb Raider reboot may have been well received by critics, but sales for the title were several million short of the five or six million units Square Enix were hoping for.
However that hasn’t stopped the company from commissioning a sequel, with Square Enix boss Phil Rogers leaving a note on the company site to confirm that Tomb Raider 2 was “well into development”.
Rogers also explained that they’ve made a number of changes to the way the publisher works, following their “extraordinary loss” earlier this year.
“We’ve recently re-orientated our studio leadership to focus production expertise at the top, to allow us to ship the best quality games possible, faster and with better cost control. We’ve taken away administrative duties from studio heads, so they get closer to the games, gameplay and gamers with fewer distractions.”
“We’ve made these changes to all of our studios in the Americas and Europe and we believe this will improve not only the quality of our games, but also improve the time between releases.”
Check out our two-person video review of Tomb Raider right here.
Source: Square Enix