E3 2018: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's Immersion Mode Lets You Hear Background Conversations In Native Languages

Immersion mode is all about authenticity, Crystal Dynamics says.


New information on Shadow of the Tomb Raider's Immersion mode has come to light. When playing in this mode, you can hear NPC conversations in the characters' native language. Crystal Dynamics' Rich Briggs stopped by the GameStop stage at E3 and told us about how this will work and why it's possible for Lara to understand different languages.

"Lara is an accomplished scholar," Briggs said. "She can get into a culture and figure out what’s going on enough to understand. All the side side conversations will still be in Yucatan Maya or Spanish but the main stuff will be in English," he said.

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"But if you turn on immersion mode, you will hear Spanish when you go into certain hubs. You will hear everyone talking to you in Yucatan Maya when you go into the hidden city. So the idea is that the player can not actually know what's going on and not know what people are saying if they want that level of immersion."

Briggs went on to say that offering this option is the game's way of trying to come across as even more authentic. You can watch the full segment in the video embedded above.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider launches on September 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with the developers where they talk about if Lara is becoming a villain.

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