A Lost Tomb Raider Remake Revealed

In 2006, Core Design was working on a remake of the original Tomb Raider for Sony PSP called Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary. While it’s nearly finished, according to studio manager Gavin Rummery, it was canceled in favor of a cross-platform remake offered by Crystal Dynamics, which was released in 2007 under the name Tomb Raider: Anniversary. The assets of the canceled game were then apparently transformed into an Indiana Jones game and were never released. Core Design closed in 2010 and the lost remake has become a fan favorite.

The collection of assets believed to belong to the Lost Tomb Raider game is now resurfaced and shared online. Thanks to the instructions on the Tomb of Ash website, you can play the alpha version of Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary today.

Although there are no enemies, you can climb, jump and swim through the levels in Peru and Greece, as well as the Croft Mansion. You can get an interesting experience of what might happen with an older fashion remake than Crystal Dynamics, made using the Tomb Raider: Legends engine.

Fans who host this build say they reached out to license holders multiple times to ask permission to broadcast it, but received no response. Thanks to the Internet Archive’s DMCA exemption for legacy software, we hope it will remain easily accessible to both game historians and modders.

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