The announcement isn't much of a surprise, as the name of the upcoming installment, “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” was leaked as early as January ’16, but it does seem to suggest that we could be seeing the game at E3 next year. The new title will be developed by Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex, Thief) instead of Crystal Dynamics. "Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won't be very long between the official reveal and when you can play. Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018. We simply can't wait to take you on Lara Croft's defining adventure." The "major event" the statement references will presumably be E3 next summer. And Square Enix saying "it won't be very long" between the reveal and release suggests it may arrive next autumn.