Eidos Interactive, the publisher of video game Tomb Raider, has publicly apologised to a French archaeologist who was upset at the apparent similarities between him and one of the characters in Tomb Raider IV.
Jean-Yves Empereur discovered the remains of the Pharos lighthouse in Egypt, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. He objected to the fact that the game, which is partly set in Egypt, also featured an archaeologist called Jean-Yves.
In a statement published in top French newspaper Le Monde, Eidos said that any likeness between Empereur and the archaeologist in Tomb Raider IV was purely coincidental.
However, the company has undertaken not to include the character in future Tomb Raider games.
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