An archive of common questions regarding Crystal Dynamics and its products, compiled by Global Brand Director Karl Stewart and Community & Communication Manager Meagan Marie, reveals that the developers are working to bring Tomb Raider ‘reboot’ to Mac OS X.
Simply titled “Tomb Raider”, this new game is entirely new, meaning it’s neither a sequel, nor a prequel for that matter.
“To us ‘reboot’ means that the past Tomb Raider titles (including the settings, story, and characters native to them) exist as isolated experiences and are not related to this new game,” Karl Stewart explains in the FAQ
Several other potential questions are answered, including one relating to the possibility of bringing this game to the Mac.
Luckily for the Macintosh gamer and Lara Croft fan, Karl Stewart is a Mac fanatic and he is personally handling discussions with a company to port the game to Apple computers.
The only problem is the release date. It won’t be simultaneous with the Xbox launch, mainly because of some technical hurdles. Stewart explains:
"We’re in the middle of discussions with a company looking to do just that. I’d love to be able to see it day and date with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC release, but there is a technological aspect to it as well that we would need to achieve. I want a Mac version because I love my Mac.” (statement transcribed from Crystal Habit Podcast).
In an interview with GamingIndians.com, Ian Livingstone, president of Eidos Interactive stated "I think [it] will surprise a lot of people and reinvigorate the franchise," referring to the new title.
The official site then revealed it was simply titled Tomb Raider. It was described as a reboot of Lara Croft. The game is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2012. In this new Tomb Raider game, Lara is 21 years of age.