We managed to get another huge scoop this month after Eidos Montreal invited us over to Canada to see the latest Tomb Raider title, play the first hour, and chat to the team about what we can expect from the final chapter of Lara’s origins story. Find out all about the game (including whether or not dual pistols and multiplayer will appear) in our feature on p48. We also looked into the tech behind the games you love to try and understand what the hell a game engine is and why it’s so important (p58), reviewed the controversial Far Cry 5 (p72) and went hands-on with the indie titles that you should be excited about on Xbox this year (p64). Sadly this will be my last issue in the editor’s chair at OXM, but I’m thrilled to be going out on a high with such an epic issue. Next month’s mag should be just as good, too – I can’t wait to see it. For now, enjoy!
Stephen Ashby Editor Steve waved goodbye to the team and the magazine with a tear in his eye and an Xbox controller tied up in a handkerchief slung over his shoulder. The team waited until he rounded the corner before the celebrations began.