Tomb Raider publisher Square Enix has confirmed today that a next-gen follow-up to last year's critical hit is in development at Crystal Dynamics.

Square Enix's Western CEO Phil Rogers revealed the news in an open letter from the company. "I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel - something you may have heard about recently!"

Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Studios expanded upon the announcement stating that, "We’re very excited to confirm that the team has started working on telling the next chapter in Lara’s tale. It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.”

No date is set for release yet as we imagine the game's development is just getting under way, but Square Enix promises swift updates as they're available.

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[Via Square Enix]