Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition “Not Participating in any Upgrade Program”
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition continues to make fans of the series frown. Many were hoping that Crystal Dynamics would perhaps allow them to upgrade their version of the game to the Definitive Edition on PC for a small fee. However, the game’s latest FAQ reveals that there is no such offer being planned for the PC, as well as the Xbox 360 and PS3.
“Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was designed and rebuilt from the ground up for next-generation consoles,” it said. “At this time a PC update is not planned.”
“Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not participating in an upgrade program,” it added. “Save data from current-gen versions of Tomb Raider is not compatible with the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – meaning achievements/trophies, multiplayer ranks, and so forth will not transfer over.”
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is targeted for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of the month. It’s going to be available as a full-priced game. Regardless of how disappointed fans were on the decision, Crystal Dynamics has stressed that it will be worth it.
“You can see the sweat, mud, and blood on Lara. Her eyes are much more expressive and her hair realistic. We also improved gear movement in Definitive Edition – her axe will sway and necklace will react to movement as Lara traverses the island. The Endurance crew has been spruced up, too.
“As for the island, we’ve added weather and lighting effects, extra vegetation, improved physics, reactive water surfaces, and more. Yamatai is now alive with motion. When Lara stops, the world keeps moving. We didn’t just improve the rain; we reworked it until it felt torrential – like another enemy out to get Lara.”
Having already played Tomb Raider, would you be willing to try it out again on next-gen?