How Its Done: Meet the writer of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is in many ways the reboot that the last adventure billed itself as. Whereas that game turned out to be a great story about Lara Croft’s early days as a bad ass, you spent far more time shooting people than you did exploring and clambering over things as is the signature of the series. It felt more like a new franchise rather than Tomb Raider. Now, though, in her debut on Xbox One, Lara feels like a true explorer, diving into myriad caves and crypts. There are still gun fights but demonstrably more tombs. What remains the same is the remarkable flare for storytelling which is why we’re so excited to be talking to Rhianna Pratchett, Rise of the Tomb Raider’s writer. Join us for a live interview with her and an early look at the game starting at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT.

Dig the show? We’re here four days a week, Monday through Thursday so make sure to follow our Twitch channel! When are we live? Here’s our schedule:

Monday: Caught Up 6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what’s new and discussing everything that’s happening in the news.

Tuesday: I Got Next 3:30PM – 5PM ET/12:30PM – 2PM PT Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.

Wednesday: Departure Lounge 6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming’s strangest treasures.

Thursday: How It’s Done 4:30PM – 6PM ET/1:30PM – 3PM PT Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that’s why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.

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