Last year, Square Enix placed blame on its financial issues on the sales of Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs not reaching the company’s expected sales.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Crystal Dynamics executive producer Scot Amos has revealed that Tomb Raider has reached profitability. “By the end of last year Tomb Raider is in the black,” he said, in part. “We’ve crossed the line of profitability for the last-gen and PC versions.”
Amos also said that Crystal Dynamics felt it always had support from Square Enix, despite what the publisher said in its financial reports. “They’ve always been behind us, regardless of maybe what was said or how it was said in the press, and certainly at the end of the year we’ve actually gone over expectations because we’ve managed to get profitability back.”
“As a franchise, Square Enix is clearly invested in us,” Amos continued. “They already let us get kickstarted on a sequel and they backed us with this [the game’s upcoming Definitive Edition].”