Tomb Raider headed to PS4, Xbox One

[UPDATE] Definitive Edition confirmed at VGX.

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[UPDATE] Tonight during the 2013 VGX awards, Square Enix confirmed that the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 28, 2014. Crystal Dynamics developed the new version of the game with two external studios. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tomb Raider will feature additional polygons and new environmental effects, as well as "real hair" for Lara. The game will run in 1080p, though Crystal Dyanmics did not say if this pertains to the PS4 or Xbox One version or both.

The original story is below.

Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via the Definitive Edition, launching January 28, 2014. That's according to an advertisement for the game found on the 2013 VGX awards website spotted by Game Informer. The ad has since been removed.

Square Enix has yet to formally announce the new version of Tomb Raider, though the publisher is expected to do so tonight during the awards show, which starts at 3 p.m. PDT/ 6 p.m. EDT. Check out our roundup for everything you need to know about the event.

A previous Amazon listing for the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition suggested the new bundle would include the main game, as well as all DLC; this would include items like various Lara Croft skins and multiplayer map packs, among other things.

In addition to the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, a sequel is currently in development. For more on the Tomb Raider reboot, which failed to meet sales expectations at 4 million units sold, check out GameSpot's review.

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Random_Virus
Random_Virus

The definitive edition for those that own a PS4 / Xbone but not a gaming PC.


Because as a PC owner I already have my definitive edition.

KingsofQueens
KingsofQueens

Tomb Raider for PS3 and 360 is ON SALE NOW this week at Target for $14.99!

Just letting you guys know for those who haven't played it yet. 

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

this guy is so full of shit ( though Crystal Dyanmics did not say if this pertains to the PS4 or Xbox One version or both) there was an article he post the will be 1080p for both  now he say this what full of crap 

telaros
telaros

I'd a been more impressed if they added in more diverse enemies to hunt and fleshed Lara out a bit more from her "I don't want to kill" to "First kill? OMG I LOVE KILLING PEOPLE!" transition. i.e. would of benefited from more dialogue at least.


Sadly this really short game was not worth 60 when it came out and the DLC was rather wasteful. It was removing those smaller bits for multiplayer that was being sold back that could of given people a spec more interests in the Multi play, which is really just a distraction when you're bored and even then you'd likely just play something else.


This should just be a 29.99 special addition or at the very least (though won't sell as much) 39.99. But 60 bucks? I bought the entire franchise of Tomb Raider including THIS one that came with the package for 13 bucks...game itself was 12.49 and it's constantly on sale on Steam a lot.


Seriously, this game is too short for and been out way too long. If "real hair" and a few extra polygons they likely stole from the community who modded and enhanced their game for free on PC is all you're getting with this 60 bucks? Ugh... forget it. You didn't buy a PS4 or Xbox One to play last year's games.


Still, if you never played the game and don't own a pc that can handle basic standard 1920x1080p settings on max, which even a $200 card can net ya, and you really really like Lara Croft, and you have money to literally burn....go ahead it's still a decent story and the deaths are very elaborate. But honestly it plays like a movie, you get a few dungeons as optional non-story driven parts you can use to do some old school adventuring, but for the most part they are far too short and unrewarding with how easy they are.

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

60$ is too much for the game. Nobody play the multi of this game, the DLCs are useless...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Was disappointed by this announcement. Was hoping for sequel news. Oh well, there's always E3.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Why can't I just play the copy I have on the... Oh wait, I see! They want to sell me another copy so I can play it on the PS4...

*Sells PS3*

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

It's been confirmed that both xb1 and ps4 will have tressfx and 1080p.

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

Gotta recoup all that money they spent somehow.

Says a lot in this day and age when selling 3-5 million copies wasn't enough to bring in a profit.

Carsfanatic Driver
Carsfanatic Driver

Everything for the game looks better on PC, lighting, effects etc. You can't even turn these settings on for the PS4 or Xbone. Not even mentioning that you can run it at better than 1080p which simply isn't possible on the PS4 or Xbone. I run at 2560x1600.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I can't waiting to play this one again on next gen. It's my GOTY.

Victor Masih
Victor Masih

Good thing i picked it up on sale for $9 PCGAMINGFTW

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

Great News, Tomb Raider looked beautiful on the PC.


Zoza24
Zoza24

I'll buy my Ps4 within 6 months, i don't see any reason to buy any console. and By the way 60 Euros for this game is fucking bullshit..

I would consider 30 or 20 Euro's..

Aleksander Zawadzki
Aleksander Zawadzki

Yeeeeeah but how about no..... we already played it on good quality and it was great no need to remake a game just to make rumbling leaves and moving trees

Eileen Ford
Eileen Ford

jr i didnt get 2 buy it 4 my 360 so yeees

19James89
19James89

I can't see this selling many copies.

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

bring MORTAL KOMBAT to next gen!!!! way better than injustice >.<

pszone
pszone

I'm getting this on my ps4 and im going to stop buying ps3 games for whole after FF12 hd collection and KH HD collection 2 come out.

Because I wait if a lot ps3 games get onto ps4 near future because I feel that be a lot ps3 and xbox360 games transfer to ps4,xbox1

Garm31
Garm31

Womb Raid-Her The Overrated Edition. The fact it's being ported, shows how hard the games failure hit the studio.  I want new games not ports.

quakke
quakke

Good god don't let it be another Gears of CoD for the casuals. How about you let Tomb Raider be what it is? Puzzle Adventure game. Damn the amount of dumbing down is just ridiciolous.

If this TR is going to be as "promising" as 2013, then i'm going to give it as "good" score as i gave to TR 2013. 1/10.

jdrizzle117
jdrizzle117

@Random_VirusWell, your "definitive edition" is based on the same version released on Xbox 360 and PS3...so it is far from definitive.  You're an adorable troll, albeit a stupid one.

telaros
telaros

Unless you played all the games you feel was worth playing on the ps3, that'd be like shooting yourself on the foot considering how many awesome and still awesome games yet to come. Unlike 360 users, ps3 is still getting a ton of exclusives still. And to even consider selling it for a 'higher polygon' version of the game that will barely last you 8 hours is just silly.


Anywho, just thought I'd throw that out there case that comment of yours wasn't somehow seeping in sarcasm.

jdrizzle117
jdrizzle117

OMG YOU IS SO AWESOMEZZZZ CAN WE HAVNG OUT SOME TIEM YOU MAYBE LUANDER MY UNDERWHERE WHYLE  I LAWNDOR YURS

jdrizzle117
jdrizzle117

YOU IZ SOOOO COOL YOU WANTS TO CHILL SOMETIME MAKE SEXY TYME WHYLE WE HANDS OUT AND TOK ABOUT PC SEXY TIME

tantalosm
tantalosm

@sensesfail99 Great to hear. I haven't gotten the chance to play it yet so i'm excited ill be able to play it on my xbox one!

tantalosm
tantalosm

@Zoza24 I do agree with waiting for the consoles tho, Not too many games out but if you have bought the consoles then I see this as a great buy.

tantalosm
tantalosm

@Zoza24 Why not? The game is graphically enhanced for the next generation consoles and is fairly new, I think the pricing is fair.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

That is incorrect since this is a next gen update and the fact that next gen titles are few and far between it will sell well because people will want something to play on there new consoles

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@pszone I'd skip buying the Final Fantasy HD games as well to force Square to bring them over to next-gen. I've never played them before and won't accept a version for a console I don't even own anymore.

moesuir
moesuir

@pszone Would like to see Borderlands and Bioshock with a nexgen upgrade. Good thing I have not opened my new copy of TR. Gives me a chance to sell it for a decent price.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@Garm31 Great game. It just has an awkward place for modern gamers that don't know how to perceive it.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

It wasn't a failure it just didn't sell as well as square would have liked it to sell

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@quakke It was the origin story bud. It will include more traditional Tomb raider elements going forward.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@quakke You're incorrect. It was always action/adventure which includes puzzling. If Saturn could have handled it, it would have been more action packed. She had two pistols and could flip around while shooting for Christ's sake. Limitations don't mean that's what they intended.

telaros
telaros

If you think you need anything higher than a 660 to play games on standard 1920x1080p you are sorely disillusion. Even a 650 which is a 128 dollar card can play everything on max without MXAA on. I should know, I've tested it on my temp. Tomb Raider hardly made it flinch.


And soon we'll be getting a top end card that trunces the Titan for just 500 bucks and fits in any pci x3 slot. And guess what? That's gonna not only last you this whole new gen they released, but you'll be able to play Assassin's Creed Black Flag like you'll never be able to experience on a console with all the new improvements Nvidia has done with Ubisoft to show off its now 3840x2160 res on full tilt. So that already brings you into the future of NEXT next gen with being able to play games in 4k TVs, which Xbox One can barely handle 720p as it is.


But that's if you even want to go over 1920x1080p. I build computers for those on a budget and power gamers. Don't underestimate what can be done with a mere 700 bucks when building a new pc.

To each their own. But you now know there are ways. While a $128 650 won't get you MSAA, or CSAA for that matter, it will still net you high quality experience on any PC game out now.

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

@telaros Unless you played all the games you feel was worth playing on the ps3, that'd be like shooting yourself on the foot considering how many awesome and still awesome games yet to come. Unlike 360 users, ps3 is still getting a ton of exclusives crap still. And to even consider selling it for a 'higher polygon' version of the game that will barely last you 8 hours is just silly.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@BigBossWato It was perhaps the best 3rd person shooter game last gen. Better than Gears and Uncharted, but as an adventure game, it perhaps didn't surpass Assassin's Creed. It even had some horror elements in it, but just enough to give it an Indiana Jones vibe like it used to. Multiplayer was nothing to write home about, but not bad. Hopefully it will sell well.


My wonder is if it will be the PC version or enhanced above the PC version.

pszone
pszone

@moesuir @pszone What I would like see realse complete Edtions for next gen old games. Like all all dlc with it be good idea .

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

It never sold well because people are to dumb to realize how great of a game it is

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@tantalosm Excellent, but it was obvious it wasn't enhanced beyond the console versions much aside from higher resolution textures and TressFX. Many good looking PC games looked "next-gen" at the time from that alone. We won't really see what One and 4 are capable of for a while I suppose, but I just wonder if they'll add some new effects that 360 and PS3 weren't capable of aside from TressFX.