Tomb Raider Amazon 600 Million

Tomb Raider Reportedly Sold to Amazon for $600 Million

The Tomb Raider franchise has been sold to Amazon for a reported $600 million, although it is assumed this figure includes a combination of rights to the IP and commitments to the previously announced TV series and future movies. While Embracer Group no longer own the IP, Amazon still wishes to create video games in the future too.

Amazon intends to create a “Marvel-like franchise” out of Tomb Raider

Amazon apparently wants to turn Tomb Raider into a connected world that includes a new feature film, the TV series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and at least one game. Marvel has already managed to accomplish this, and Amazon is looking toward that franchise for its inspiration according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rights to Tomb Raider were sold to Amazon for a reported $600 million “overall package”, claims Fellowship of Fans. While the meaning of “overall package” is unclear, it is unlikely to just include the rights to the IP. Multiple reports state these were sold for a lower figure than the $250 million Amazon spent on the Lord of the Rings franchise. Instead, the package is believed to include commitments to future media too and they have already vowed to publish Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming game. Amazon is yet to comment on the reports.