'Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition' Coming to the Xbox One and PS4

Posted Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST by
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Includes all DLC and is optimized for next-gen platforms.

Last year's 'Tomb Raider' reboot is coming to the Xbox One and PS4 in form of 'Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.' This new version, which has been developed as a collaboration between Crystal Dynamics, United Front Games, and Nixxes, is all about a visual upgrade from the 360 and PS3 versions, a notion likely familiar to owners of the PC version.

From Crystal Dynamics, "Getting our gameplay up to native 1080p meant increasing all of our texture resolutions by over 4x so the details and nuances can be seen in their full glory. However, it’s subtleties like our subsurface scattering technology — how we manage realistic lighting effects through solid/semi-solid matter — that we’re so proud of, which bring a new glow to Lara’s skin. All of these elements working in conjunction drive a much more realistic world than we’ve ever had.

"The entire game world — the perilous island of Yamatai — is alive as well. Foliage bends as Lara pushes through it; trees whip in the wind; even cloth moves courtesy of new, more sophisticated physics modeling. Weather effects lash the island with unprecedented levels of venom, and rain particles are dynamically lit as they slice through piercing searchlights. The in-game cast has also enjoyed an upgrade — characters and enemies alike have been enhanced visually, while in-game destructibility has been given additional refinement to increase the sense that you are leaving a mark on this world.

The Xbox One and PS4 versions are due January 28th. Amazon is offering a both a normal and an Art Book Packaging version, which promises and insider's look an exclusive, never before seen concept art.

You can find the latest info on 'Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Square Enix

Author: Brian Hoss

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