Bryan Horton, senior art director for Tomb Raider at Crystal Dynamics has stated firmly that no content in the game’s narrative will be changed after the reboot of the Lara Croft universe in the wake of the “rape”
controversy that the game attracted at E3 2012.
A scene back in June showcased at E3 2012 showed young Lara Croft being sexually harassed by one of her foes. This was not taken lightly by critics, saying that the scene carried an implied threat of sexual violence towards the young and vulnerable Lara.
Crystal Dynamics and parent company, Eidos, assures that no changes were made even after the controversy.
“Everything we did has been completely unchanged,”
said Horton in a developer session at Eurogamer Expo 2012. “This is exactly the same build as we showed back at E3 2012, and the incident happens within the same context. We believe every decision we have made so far in the game is justified by the story we are trying to tell, so no changes have been made.”
Look out for Lara Croft's new adventure due out March 2013.