Ian Milham, Art Director on the Dead Space series and Battlefield Hardline, has joined Crystal Dynamics as the new Game Director on the Tomb Raider franchise, the developer announced today. The previous Game Director, Brian Horton, left the studio in December 2015 to join Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward.
Adventure games have always been my first love. When the opportunity came to join Crystal Dynamics, I had to jump on it. This is the home of Lara Croft, who is a legend in action-adventure gaming and a pillar of the industry. I’ve admired Crystal’s work for a while now, as they continue to deliver top notch narrative and spectacle, coupled with deep systems and player choice. I’m very excited about where the studio is headed and I’m eager to be a part of it.
No details on the next Tomb Raider game were given today.
So far, the franchise has sold over 46 million copies.
The latest game in the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, makes its PlayStation 4 debut on October 11 with the 20 Year Celebration edition.