Tomb Raider delayed

Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot has been delayed to the first quarter of next year, the studio has confirmed.

The delay was revealed in a statement from studio head Darrell Gallagher on the game's official blog. Tomb Raider was previously set to launch this autumn.

"We truly believe that we have something very special on our hands and we can't wait to share it with you," Gallagher writes. "Our priority now is to make sure we fully deliver the very highest quality game. In order to do this, we have decided to move the game's release date by a few months.

"We're doing things that are completely new to Tomb Raider in this game and the additional development time will allow us to put the finishing touches into the game and polish it to a level that you deserve. We believe this is the right choice and I guarantee it will be worth the wait."

Despite the delay, Gallagher says the game is "looking amazing" and confirms that Crystal Dynamics will be showing off its progress at E3 next month. Tomb Raider joins Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite, which was delayed last week from its original October date to next February.