Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind Tomb Raider and Marvel's Avengers , is building a brand new development studio in Austin, Texas called Crystal Southwest.

Marvel's Avengers, the developer of the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider franchise and the disliked shooter, announced that they will open a brand new studio called Crystal Southwest. Studio will be based in Austin, Texas and will be "an essential part of all current and future Crystal Dynamics games," according to the announcement. You can check out the full announcement below.

“We are excited to announce our new development studio in Austin, Texas. Crystal Southwest will be an essential part of all current and future Crystal Dynamics games. Crystal Southwest's leader is Dallas Dickinson, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing AAA games. The first team of Crystal Dynamics veterans in Austin is already working hard. ”

There are currently no additional details about Crystal Southwest's first project. We can only guess that the team is working on something really exciting, but for now the details are hidden. Perhaps we'll hear more in the near future as the team begins to shape their vision for the game. The team is also on a hiring spree for various positions, but these job postings don't show any details about the new game.