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The next gen Tomb Raider is a real thing after all

A couple of weeks ago a PS4 version of 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot surfaced. It was called Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition and was spotted on Amazon. At the time we updated the story as we weren’t sure if it was just Amazon  or retail partner trying to get some attention, but now it seems the rumour could be true.

This new version for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 will include all of the DLC and greatly improved visuals compared to the last generation consoles. To show this off, the game got a new trailer at the VGX awards:

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“Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’ is so named as it’s exactly what we’ve custom built for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system consoles,” said Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer, Scot Amos. “The new hardware let us finally express the original vision in all of its glory. This was a continued labour of love. We pulled the game apart and rebuilt it with painstaking detail to add enhanced visual storytelling but without changing the award winning tale. The end result is a cinematic living world. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience this rebuilt epic adventure.”

Some visual improvements include:

  • All textures have been re-created at 4x resolution for maximum detail
  • TRESS FX technology that delivers realistic hair simulation and motion with every strand being physically active
  • Shader and lighting reworked to showcase the raw physicality of Lara’s journey through sweat, mud, and blood materials and effects
  • Native 1080p gameplay gives outstanding visual fidelity and showcases the beauty of Yamatai in all its high definition glory


Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition comes to the new consoles in January 2014.

KitGuru Says: Tress FX gave some users quite a performance hit on the PC so it’s quite impressive that they’ve managed to bring it to the consoles. This might be worth getting if you haven’t already given the game a play through- it’ll prepare you for the sequel that is currently being made. Did you guys enjoy the Tomb Raider reboot? 

Source: Kotaku

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