Times Online writes Eidos is considering to give its Tomb Raider series a makeover, because the latest Lara Croft game didn't do as well as expected. One of the things Eidos is considering is to make Tomb Raider more female-friendly:
Eidos is considering revising the look and play of her Tomb Raider adventures, which may see efforts to make her more female-friendly, in an attempt to revive sales of games starring the pneumatic archaeologist.
Robert Brent, the chief financial officer of Eidos, said: “We need to look at everything, as we develop the next game. Look at how Batman changed successfully, from the rather sad character of the Michael Keaton era to the noir style of The Dark Knight.”
Lara Croft’s latest adventure, Tomb Raider: Underworld sold 1.5 million copies in its first six weeks, about 500,000 fewer than was expected, at a time when computer games sales are booming as the latest generation of consoles become increasingly widespread.