Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics's Tomb Raider reboot series, is bidding Lara Croft a fond farewell.
In a series of tweets this week, Pratchett announced that she'll be leaving the studio and the series, saying: "I want to thank the @CrystalDynamics team for their dedication... I like to think we did some good things. Maybe shifted the gaming landscape a wee bit. And that feels damn good." For those concerned this might mean that Pratchett's influence won't be on the next game in the series -- the rumored "Shadow of the Tomb Raider -- it's likely that her portion of work on that title is already complete.
Previously, Pratchett has also lent her writing talents to other notable games like Bioshock Infinite, Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, and Prince of Persia. It'll be interesting to watch where she lands next in the industry, or if she strikes out to do her own thing. The writing in the Tomb Raider reboot series has won a number of awards over the last few years, so Pratchett's next destination is certainly one to keep an eye on.
What do you guys think of Pratchett's departure from Tomb Raider?