Tomb Raider Reboot Has Now Broken Even

By Darryl Kaye on January 18, 2014, 4:26PM EDT
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It's been revealed the Tomb Raider reboot, which launched towards the start of 2013, has only just managed to break even for Square Enix.

The news came from Scot Amos, Tomb Raider's executive producer, as he was speaking to Eurogamer. Amos said that "By the end of last year - Tomb Raider is in the black. We've crossed the line of profitability for the last-gen and PC versions."

Hoping for big things, Square Enix were expecting Tomb Raider to sell approximately 5-6 million copies during its first month on sale - it managed to sell 3.4 million. By most games, that would be seen a fantastic result, but it was very short of what Square Enix expected.

Still, Amos revealed that Square Enix are fully supportive of the studio and the brand. "As a franchise, Square Enix is clearly invested in us. They already let us get kickstarted on a sequel and they backed us with this [the game's upcoming Definitive Edition].

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a new, improved version of Tomb Raider which is set to launch shortly on the PS4 and Xbox One. It will feature improved graphics and all of the downloadable content that was released for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions.

Source: Eurogamer

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