Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett wants Lara to have less trouble with her father in the next game

Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett wishes Lara Croft had less trouble with her father in the next game.

Speaking to Eurogamer at last night’s BAFTAs, Pratchett confirmed she wasn’t working on the newly announced title, but was “very excited to see what they do with Lara next”.

“We had a really fun time developing his character, so I’d like to see probably less dad issues,” she said. “And it comes from me!

She continued, “I love seeing her on her own and really enjoying what she’s doing. Because when we wrote the reboot game, she was really on her way to becoming a grave robber. So she was like proto-Tomb Raider, and all the traits that you associate with Tomb Railer like tenacity, bravery, resourcefulness, kind of came to the surface with her.

“I want to see this full realization, I want to see the sassy one-liners and the things that I wish I had written. But, you know, she wasn’t at that stage yet, she didn’t have the confidence yet.

“I think the trilogy has done very well with fans, so it’s going to be exciting to see what they do next.”

Fittingly, Pratchett presented the night’s top prize for Narrative, which went to Unpacking.

Earlier this week, Crystal Dynamics announced that it was working on the next Tomb Raider game in the series, which will be developed in Unreal Engine 5.