The Tomb Raider franchise was around in the early 1990s and we still see the franchise thrive. Shortly after we received a new mainline installment, most will remember the recent reboot of the Crystal Dynamics franchise. At one point, however, the original developing team tried to recreate the first video game installment from Core Design.
Core Design was responsible for the development of this franchise when it first started. However, it was back in 2006 that the development team went on to bring a remake of the PlayStation Portable’s first Tomb Raider video game. It didn’t, it was canceled which challenged publisher Eid dos Crystal Dynamics. Crystal Dynamics will release Tomb Rider: 200th anniversary in 2007, but the development team was about to re-launch the franchise.
Now it seems that the cancellation of the game core design does not mean that it has been completely removed. It looks like the project will continue with the Indiana Jones franchise or Nicholas Cage series, the team’s plan to release a team based on the national treasure. Again no one panned out and years later now the scrapped project was thrown out to be saved by the internet archive but it looks like fans can try this game now too.
Unfortunately, if you expect a complete gameplay experience, you won’t find it here. Instead, it is an alpha build that means very little is available to enjoy. However, with that said, it’s interesting to see what the developers wanted to pull off. As for the core design, the studio closed in 2010 and Tomb Rider is a franchise that fans around the world still enjoy. Talking about Tomb Rider, although it is not a main line installation, there is a new game called Tomb Rider Reloaded which has been described as an action arcade game made for mobile platforms.
Source: PC Gamer