Toby Gard, the man – along with artist Paul Douglas – credited with the creation of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider
series, has joined US development studio Crystal Dynamics to work as senior designer on the next Tomb Raider
title. The move follows the collapse of Gard’s Confounding Factor studio in England, after the commercial failure of the long delayed Galleon
Publishers Eidos passed development duties on the Tomb Raider
franchise from English studio Core Design to Crystal Dynamics after the critical mauling, and disappointing sales, of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
This will be the first Tomb Raider
title Gard has worked on since the original game.