Crystal Dynamics representatives have assured concerned Tomb Raider fans that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is separate from the main Tomb Raider series.
A Crystal Dynamics employee posted on the company's Facebook page: "You know this isn't Tomb Raider right? We [are] working on two games, but this is something fresh and different! Wait and see : )".
Another employee reiterated: "Don't worry! They are separate and LCGoL doesn't effect the 'other project' ; )"
Plenty of smiles and winks about Tomb Raider 9 then, which should calm the nerves of the Guardian of Light sceptics.
Looks like it'll be a time filler before Tomb Raider 9's arrival...