Well, another flicker of hope can come into our eyes as Gamasutra announces that Lucasarts has nabbed Tomb Raider creative and franchise director Tim Longo. Obviously the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is Battlefront 3, well at least it’s the first thing that comes to my mind!
In other news a lot of people are still thinking that Spark Unlimited will be responsible for Battlefront 3, and in my opinion, it’s definitely a possibility. Spark has recently updated their website as well with a countdown to this years comic con… hmmm?
Some of the games Tim Longo has worked on includes: Tomb Raider (The New AAA Reboot), Tomb Raider Anniversary (Wii Edition), Star Wars: Republic Commando, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars: Starfighter, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine,
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, Outlaws, Star Wars: Jedi Knight, Star Wars: Dark Forces (PS1).
Courtesty of Gamasutra (thanks to Ed for the heads up!)
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
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