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Crystal Dynamics confirmed that it was working on a new Tomb Raider game using Epic Games’ newly launched Unreal Engine 5 yesterday, and while the developer didn’t provide a lot of details on what fans might be able to expect in terms of story and gameplay, there’s a possibility that it might be influenced in some part by Bend Studio’s excellent post-apocalyptic zombie game, Days Gone.

The possibility stems from a recent tweet by Jeff Ross, the director of Days Gone, which can confirm that he is now employed at Crystal Dynamics’ as its newest design director. Ross hasn’t clarified what project he’s working on yet at the Redwood City studio, but there’s a decent chance that it could be Tomb Raider, with that being one its top franchises. (Crystal Dynamics is also assisting Microsoft with its new Perfect Dark game.)

Those of you who haven’t checked out Days Gone yet on PC might want to grab a copy now, as the game is currently available at a significant discount at various keyshops. These include GameBillet, which is offering Days Gone at 60% off ($19.98). Unlocked frame rates and improved graphics are just two of the improvements that make the PC version superior to the PlayStation ones.

Days Gone Game Overview (PlayStation)

Do you have the skill – and nerve – to survive the horrors of a broken world in this massive open-world action adventure?

Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means.

With humanity devastated by a global pandemic and ravaged by feral creatures known as Freakers, any mistake could be your last in your attempt to carve out a new life in the hostile Pacific Northwest high-desert.

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