Tomb Raider fans are unhappy with the upcoming reboot of the popular gaming series. Developers have decided to tweak the origin story of Croft, including an attempted-rape plot point.
That isn’t sitting well with some fans.
In an interview with Kotaku, the game’s producer Ron Rosenberg said Laura is taken prisoner in the new version of the game, and a group of men attempt to rape her before she escapes.
“She is literally turned into a cornered animal. It’s a huge step in her evolution: she’s forced to either fight back or die,” Rosenberg says. “We’re not trying to be over the top, shock people for shock’s sake. We’re trying to tell a great origin story.”
Rosenberg added that players will “want to protect her.”