Tomb Raider reboot coming to Mac

Feral Interactive porting action game to Mac later this year; unclear if DLC and microtransactions will be available.

Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot will be released on Mac later this year via a port from Feral Interactive, the company announced today.

"We're excited to bring Tomb Raider to the Mac, and in doing so introduce a new audience to Lara Croft's original story," Square Enix head of product development Darrell Gallagher said. "This is one more step on the road to achieving everything we wanted with the game."

Details regarding pricing, system requirements, and multiplayer support will be announced at a later date, Feral Interactive said.

It was not mentioned if Tomb Raider's various downloadable expansions or numerous microtransactions would be supported on the Mac version of the game.

Tomb Raider launched in March 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Despite having the strongest first-week sales in franchise history and achieving 4 million copies sold overall, the game failed to meet commercial expectations for Square Enix.

Crystal Dynamics is currently working on a sequel for next-generation consoles.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

74 comments
sephsplace
sephsplace

How about showing the penguin some love!

thorn3000
thorn3000

unclear if DLC and microtransactions will be available in new version - hopefully yes, I wanna spend some money buying DLCs!

pip3dream
pip3dream

As an aside, I really enjoyed hooking up my HDTV to my computer for this game.  Console sized graphics with PC level of detail and resolution.  Kinda gives you an idea of what Next gen consoles will look like, basically.

pip3dream
pip3dream

This game is going to make Mac's cry.

danten81
danten81

Now mac gamers can enjoy this not-Tomb Raider game.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

I literally just finished this game today. I loved it and would probably put it in my top 20 games of all time. On a side note this is why developers need to be careful with getting rid of used games and rentals. After my last few experiences with Tomb Raider games I had no interest in this game but because I could rent it I tried and will be buying this one eventually and will probably buy the next one around launc.

iMpLuX
iMpLuX

You know SE is complaining that the last 3 AAA games they put out have failed sales wise. Hitman:Absolution, Sleeping Dogs and this. Now in the US, all 3 of those games were DIGITAL only for PC. There was no physical PC copies. And SE is saying TR sold 4 million PHYSICAL copies. If SE added Digital copies, I guarantee you that adds at least another 2 million copies worldwide if not more.

Do companies write off Digital copies like 'oh Steam's not gonna pay us so let's not include that in stock calls and shut down devs left and right'. Last time I checked, Steam said they kept 30% of the sale and gave 70% to the dev compared to retail where those numbers are usually switched. If you make more off Digital, wouldn't you want to include those numbers and consider dropping physical?

Until publishers add Digital sales to the equation, they have no right to complain if a game exceeds the copies it was expected to sell.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Excellent.  Everyone should be able to play this masterpiece. 

ahmad1080
ahmad1080

Last Tomb Raider was more like far cry, I wish they bring the real Tomb Raider

shreddyz
shreddyz

When I was in school back in 2001 there were very few games for mac. I did manage to find Age of Empires and it was amazing. I'm sure there are at least ten more games by now!

banana23man
banana23man

Good luck with running the game on an Apple computer. The cheapest iMac that can play this with decent settings will set you back 1.8k. 

Renegade__angel
Renegade__angel

Porting games to OSX must be a great business. You're not selling games at retail price, and probably cutting a good bit to the original developers, but working with OSX isn't hard. And the content is already there. I do it for small personal user things here and there.


This is pretty good title to bring to OSX. For me, it was a console game. And I never really had it in me to complete it 100 percent. Though if it's specs are low enough to play on my Mac, I might just play it on my Desktop every so often and do the tedious boring task when I'm away from home with my Macbook. The game had SO much that was a chore, but most of it led to something fun, you just REALLY had to work hard to have fun in this game. Might actually buy this from Steam to play on my PC and Mac. Honestly I never thought I would actually do this.


Oh, and the best part is that this opens up the path for Linux distros to get ports as well. Maybe Ferral and Aspyr can train their team to work on OSX and Linux. It'd create more jobs, and bring more games to more platforms. Maybe even sink Windows...probably not, but I can dream.


Can't wait for SteamOS. I hate the sight of Windows. I only boot into that garbage when I want to play games. My PC is nothing but a toy at the moment.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Now if only they had a Mac with a good enough graphics card to run this game on a decent setting.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

yes. Those are great news all Mac owners out there. I must tell you that this is one of the best re-boots in the history of video games. You will love new tomb raider.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

It comes to Mac before it hits the Wii U. Wowsers.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

That 1 MAC gamer just did a backflip.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Tomb Raider was so 90s. Does anyone still care about this franchise???

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@sephsplace Give 'em a little bit of time after SteamOS is generally available...  Then we'll see a nice-sized flock of ports to lil'chubs.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@pip3dream I highly recommend leaving your gaming PC attached to your HDTV.  I recommend getting one of those service trays (like "breakfast in bed" trays from Target, BBB, or wherever), and flip it upside down for your wireless keyboard & mouse.  PC + HDTV + couch = WIN.

CybaCowboy
CybaCowboy

@iMpLuX  


And if developers looked beyond that abomination that is Microsoft Windows, they'd see a significant increase in sales...

I don't know how big the Mac OS userbase is, but the Linux userbase is (a LOT!) bigger than people give it credit for, not to mention the expected success of the upcoming Steam Machines.

If they're whinging that this didn't sell enough, they have no one to blame but themselves and their own short-sightedness...

pip3dream
pip3dream

@banana23man that is exactly what i was thinking...  this game takes a beast of a computer to run properly

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

@banana23man And if people can spend that kind of money and want one, then they will.

CybaCowboy
CybaCowboy

@Renegade__angel  


Maybe... But a lot of developers are still VERY anti-Linux.

Hopefully that will change with Steam OS, which is a Linux-based operating system (it actually shares the same Debian base as Ubuntu, the world's most-used Linux-based operating system)... But time will tell - some "key" developers have repeatedly indicated that they have little faith in the upcoming Steam Machines (oh I can't wait for them to be proven wrong!).

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

@canuckbiker They do. They can come with high end video cards. Mac and PC are the same. Just the name, the OS, and price are not the same.

McGregor
McGregor

@enoslives7 Give this game a try. It was actually really good. Story was decent, and gameplay was amazing. Lots of fun.

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

@enoslives7 Some one did not play the reboot. You should. One of the best games to come out this year. Might be up for game of the year. I don't think that will happen but it should be in the running for it.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@pip3dream @banana23man not true, ran it on high (not ultra) on my 4 year old laptop...then again my laptop is a gaming one and cost 2k back then

banana23man
banana23man

@2tonjunk @canuckbiker The most powerful graphic card for apple computers is the 5870, which came out in 2009. It will run this game at 1080p, ultra settings at 24fps, but it will cost you $2700 without monitor, or $3850, with 27" monitor.

CybaCowboy
CybaCowboy

@2tonjunk @enoslives7 


I always bought the original games, but only ever "when I got around to it"... I was never a big fan of them.

This however, is a whole different beast and unlike the original games, IS a game I would rush-out to purchase on!

If you haven't played this yet and/or you base your opinion off the original games, you're doing yourself an injustice... Grab a copy of this game and take it for a spin - you'll be VERY surprised!

robert83a2
robert83a2

@2tonjunk @enoslives7 yep this is the first tomb raider I ever finished...after the very first Tomb Raider...it's an awesome game.... and this time not about XXXXXL Boobs...and XXXXXL Asses that need 780GTX in SLI to be rendered properly :)

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

@banana23man And you could just upgrade it. Or pick up cheaper Mac and upgrade the card. I work with them. I would know.