Directors at Eidos, the publishers of the Tomb Raider games series, received £5.6 million in bonuses during the last financial year, despite the company issuing two profits warnings.

Mr J Heath-Smith, the managing director of Core Design – a subsidiary of Eidos – received a bonus of £4 million, other directors received between £50,000 and £535,000 in bonuses.

A company report claims: "The bonus Mr Heath-Smith received reflects the huge contribution Core Design and its products have made to the rest of the group."

The company issued its profits warnings in January and March of this year. Its shares currently cost $7.5 dollars each, down from a high in December of $20.5.

Eidos ported Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation to the Mac last month.