Crystal Dynamics, the development studio behind the Tomb Raider franchise, announced today that they have expanded their operations by opening up a new studio. Located in Bellevue, Washington the new studio is called Crystal Northwest.

The studio has officially started up operations already. It is a "full-fledged extension of Crystal Dynamics" and it will initially help develop new technologies for the studio. It is also helping to work on the upcoming Avengers Project. Crys...