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Tomb Raider Reboot Sales Exceed 4 Million
In a blog on Gamasutra, Square Enix’s head of product development Darrell Gallagher revealed that the recent Tomb Raider reboot has exceed 4 million copies sold. This is a huge amount for such a game, and Gallagher expressed his delight concerning the sales. While Square Enix had earlier said that they expected the highly unreasonable amount of 6-7 million copies sold, it would seem that the company has realized their unrealistic expectations and are now happy with the incredible sales of Tomb Raider.
While it should be no surprise that Tomb Raider sold as well as it did, it is still nice to hear about a successful game. This, on top of the news that confirmed a sequel to the game, makes it a good year for fans of the game and series. Tomb Raider’s reboot was critically acclaimed when it released earlier this year, and for good reason. The game includes an almost Metroid-style mechanic which gates off areas of levels unless you have a specific weapon or piece of equipment. While this mechanic is fun on its own and encourages exploration, the game’s quality is only increased when coupled with the great voice acting, solid story, and precise controls. One could tell that a lot of time and effort went into creating Tomb Raider, and it seems to have all paid off.
Personally, I would like to see Square Enix remove the multiplayer component that was present in the reboot, as it seemed like a tacked-on feature instead of something as fleshed out as the rest of the game. If they insist on keeping the multiplayer, however, I only hope that they try and go for a more unique mode that fits the game better, such as an exploration based scavenger hunt or something along those lines. The deathmatch emphasis of Tomb Raider’s multiplayer never felt like it fit very well, and I would like to see Crystal Dynamics take the multiplayer into their own hands and create something as polished an fun to play as the base game.
Fans of Tomb Raider should definitely expect more even after the next game launches, assuming it does well. As of right now, it seems like Tomb Raider is a series that will never truly die.[Source: Gamasutra]