LucasArts told Gamasutra on Friday that it hired on Crystal Dynamics' former Tomb Raider
creative and franchise director Tim Longo as creative director on an unannounced project.
It's not the first time that Longo has worked with LucasArts. He previously worked on LucasArts-published titles including Star Wars: Starfighter
and Jedi Starfighter
as lead designer, and was creative director on Star Wars: Republic Commando
Longo even has a LucasArts credit as a playtester on the original X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
from the late 1990s. A LucasArts rep said in a statement that the company is "thrilled to welcome him back to the LucasArts family."
Longo's most recent Tomb Raider
credits were on Tomb Raider: Underworld
and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Anniversary
His former employer Crystal Dynamics is currently at work on a new Tomb Raider
game, intended to revitalize and reboot the 15-year-old franchise.