The title for the next game in Square Enix’s rebooted Tomb Raider series may have been leaked today, after an image purporting to show a member of the public working on a presentation for the title was revealed.
Reddit user tripleh280 claims to have taken the photo, displayed below, of the unknown person’s laptop screen on a subway train.
While most of the text in the PowerPoint presentation is illegible, a logo reading ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ can be clearly made out in the upper-right corner of the document, prompting users to speculate that it could refer to an upcoming entry in the popular action-adventure series.
Significantly, in a follow-up conversation with Power Up Gaming, tripleh280 told us that he was travelling into downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada for work – close to the headquarters of Rise of the Tomb Raider co-developer Eidos Montreal, who worked on the game alongside Crystal Dynamics.
“From what I saw, the page he was on talked about visuals,” he said. “But I really couldn’t tell you more about it; that’s all I could snap.”
A cursory glance at the user’s Reddit posting history certainly suggests that the location aspect of his account checks out.
For those with a long enough memory, you may remember that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was infamously leaked in a similar manner.
Of course, today’s image could be an elaborate ruse, or refer to something else entirely, such as a piece of fan-fiction or other unofficial project. It’s highly unlikely that publisher Square Enix will comment on the image, either, so for now we’ll just have to speculate – while taking it all with a heavy pinch of salt.