New Tomb Raider movie in the pipeline

Eidos exec Ian Livingstone OBE has claimed that the forthcoming next-gen iteration of Tomb Raider "is like watching television", and revealed that another big screen outing for Lara Croft is also in the works.

The Britsoft firm's product acquisitions director was speaking in an exclusive interview with sister site Eurogamer TV, following his recent talk on 10 years of Tomb Raider.

On what to expect from the next-gen version, he commented: "I've seen some of the in-game models and it's just like watching television; if you felt you were in love with Lara Croft previously, you ain't seen nothing yet. You'll be drooling when you see the new Lara as she appears in the next iteration."

During the presentation, hosted by the Game On exhibition at London's Science Museum, Livingstone revealed that the Tomb Raider franchise has netted revenues in excess of USD1 billion, with lifetime sales of over 30 million units.

Lara Croft's two movie outings have also accounted for hefty revenues of US$ 430 million - and Livingstone confirmed that work on a third big screen outing, again starring Angelina Jolie, is also underway.

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