A specific Shadow of the Tomb Raider post-credits scene has been removed from the game via patch, developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed.
The scene wasn’t witnessed by many players, with most on the Tomb Raider forums calling user Tombstone a liar for bringing it up (thanks, Kotaku).
The cutscene, below, is spoiler heavy. Read no further if you haven’t finished the game and don’t want to know what happens.
In the unpatched ending, Lara is back at Croft Manor — much like the post-credits scene that remains in-game — but of note is a letter addressed to Ms. Croft by none other than Jaqueline Natla, the antagonist of Eidos’ original 1996 Tomb Raider.
The reference to Natla has been removed from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and is inaccessible to anyone who’s updated. A similar, Natla-less cutscene, is instead offered (as below).
Eidos Montreal has addressed the issue, saying the scene involving Natla was never intended to be shipped out to retail versions of the game.
“During the course of development on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, multiple post-credits scenes were explored. Unfortunately one of the directions that was considered, but not chosen, was mistakenly included in the game,” Eidos Montreal’s statement reads. “The Day One patch fixes this error, along with many other improvements. As always, we highly recommend that our players install the patch to enjoy the complete and most up-to-date experience.”
Do you think we’ll see Natla appear in a new Tomb Raider trilogy? Why or why not?
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.