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Crystal Dynamics celebrates its 25th anniversary - an 'Avengers project' in development

Published: 16:37, 13 December 2017
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Tomb Raider developer, Crystal Dynamics is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The studio is starting their 25th year in a newly redesigned facility. Their latest project will be realised in collaboration with Marvel.

Crystal Dynamics, the developer of the Tomb Raider franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The 25 year old developer began its 25th year in a newly redesigned facility that includes a fully equipped motion capture stage, six soundproof audio rooms, a dailies review room featuring a 4K HDR TV setup, a photogrammetry capture space, a full 4K HDR Dolby Atmos™ equipped theatre, and more.

During its lifetime, the studio has developed and published more than 30 titles. Their most beloved franchises include Gex, Legacy of Kain and most recently Tomb Raider, which has now sold over 63 million copies worldwide. Those sales include 11 million copies of Tomb Raider from 2013 and more than 7 million copies of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Crystal Dynamics Thor's Mjolnir illuminated by a blue light, surrounded by debris The 'Avengers Project'

Their latest project will be realised in collaboration with Marvel. The team at Crystal is hard at work, assembling (wink, wink) the ‘Avengers project', which was announced earlier this year. 

"Crystal occupies a special place in the games industry. Over a third of our team have been with the studio for more than 5 years, and several have been here for more than 20 years, which makes us a tightly knitted team," said Ron Rosenberg, Head of Studio.

This year, Crystal partnered with charity organizations and the Tomb Raider community to continue its campaign of giving back, making charitable contributions to GameChanger, Extra Life, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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"We exist thanks to the generosity and love our amazing players show us; and it’s a true privilege to do what we do for what we feel are the best fans out there. So following their example, we are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to those in need and share our good fortune," added Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.

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