Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Confirmed, Has PlayStation VR Support

New version of game will be available on Xbox One and PC too.

404 Comments

Square Enix has announced Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on PlayStation 4 on October 11 in a new 20 Year Celebration edition. This version of the game will feature "a completely new story chapter entitled Blood Ties."

In addition to this, it will have new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for the new Blood Ties chapter, all previously released DLC, extra outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. A limited edition art book will also be included.

All this content will be available for free to Xbox One and PC to players that own the season pass. This, however, won't include VR support. The season pass will be updated to include this content going forward.

A season pass does not exist for PS4 as all the extra content is included in the new version of the game.

Click image to view in full screen
Click image to view in full screen

"[Crystal Dynamics] is celebrating with all Tomb Raider fans, thanking them for being on Lara's 20 year journey with us," said Scot Amos, co-head of the studio. "The team has packed in surprises, new story, and the top-requested special features into this 20 Year Celebration edition.

"Blood Ties, a new premium DLC, beckons players to explore Croft Manor in a new story mode; then defend it against a zombie invasion in Lara's Nightmare. When Lara's uncle contests ownership of the Manor, Lara must explore the estate to find proof that she is the rightful heir, or lose her birthright and father's secrets for good.

"Players can then test their zombie-killing skills in the replayable Lara's Nightmare mode: a haunted Croft Manor where players have new challenges and must rid the Manor of an evil presence."

According to a press release, the PlayStation VR support lets players "unlock the mysteries of Croft Manor in first-person, while the new co-op Endurance mode lets fans team-up in the wilderness.

"Two players must team up to survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies by night. Fire takes fuel, food restores health, and every resource must be hunted, collected, or crafted. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run."

To celebrate the history of Tomb Raider, a re-envisoned version of the cold-weather outfit and the Hailstorm pistol Lara used in Tomb Raider 3 will be available in the mode. A classic Lara card pack will let players play as various iterations of the character from over the years, including the original Lara model that started it all in 1996.

Finally, the game will have a new Extreme Survivor difficulty: "This new difficulty level takes the toughness of Survivor and ratchets it up several notches starting with all checkpoints being stripped out of the game. The only way to save the game is forage enough resources to light campfires."

Take a look at the infographic below to see everything included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration release.

No Caption Provided

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: GS News Update: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Confirmed

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 404 comments about this story
404 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

1163

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Oh sweet! We get all that content for "free".....if we shell out an additional 30 dollars for the season pass..... so awesome.......

3 • 
Avatar image for gotrekfabian
gotrekfabian

5904

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 63

User Lists: 0

Edited By gotrekfabian

@sargentpsgamer: You really need to read the whole topic before making a comment on it. As said below, the entire dlc package, and more, is included in the PS4 version. There is nothing more to purchase other than the game itself.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

1163

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@gotrekfabian: I have it on Xbox One. It says we "get it for free," but we already spent 90 dollars on the game to support it from the get go. Oh and we don't even get the fancy digital art book either.....

It's more like "hey guys, thanks for spending 90 dollars on the game, but we are going to give these guys over here everything for 60 cus...you know...you got it early."

2 • 
Avatar image for gotrekfabian
gotrekfabian

5904

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 63

User Lists: 0

@sargentpsgamer: @sargentpsgamer: I'm afraid that's the way it is when you're an early adopter. You pay extra for the privilege of playing it first. It is not dissimilar to the depreciation of a game; f you buy it early you pay top dollar but wait a month or two and you receive the same product for less. This is the way of things with many products out there not just video games.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5afeea4d8be41
deactivated-5afeea4d8be41

1666

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

@sargentpsgamer: It's a one year old game now. If you were to buy this game this coming October and the DLC on Xbox One it would be the same price as this 20 year anniversary edition. 'Tis the price of playing any game at release, there value nose dives after a few months of release.

The PS4 version isn't getting anything we're not.

2 • 
Avatar image for blackamerica
blackamerica

566

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@sargentpsgamer: I have an x1 and didn't buy it because i hey i don't really care, However if you paid 90 dollars man you are gaming wrong.

2 • 
Avatar image for sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

1163

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@blackamerica: 60 on day of release plus 30 dollars for the season pass. Not sure how that is wrong.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for blackamerica
blackamerica

566

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@sargentpsgamer: ok i thought you meant 90 on the disc itself. but yeah i see your point however i do not buy dlc's at all.

2 • 
Avatar image for Barighm
Barighm

13707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 24

User Lists: 0

Edited By Barighm

@sargentpsgamer: It's free for the PS4 version.

2 • 
Avatar image for mrfriki
mrfriki

421

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I'll provably will buy next year when it is $10-15 second hand.

2 • 
Avatar image for raugutcon
raugutcon

5555

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@mrfriki: good move, I'm sure you'll get it faster than that, I got mine second hand 6 months after it released, plenty of X1 and X360 copies.

2 • 
Avatar image for ticklemepink
ticklemepink

253

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I have an X1, but take the the time to play all the good games. So, I was able to push this one back into the PS release. I assumed DLC and a bump in resolution would would come with it. Curiously, games released October onward (referencing Digital Foundry) should have a Neo patch.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Flyin3lvl
Flyin3lvl

2933

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

ill wait for the ps3 version

:D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

44073

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

DaVillain-  Moderator

@Flyin3lvl: Not happening, just like HL3.

2 • 
Avatar image for ixilion
Ixilion

256

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Good to hear that PS players can finally get to play the game soon, and that CD is still working on new content for all to enjoy.

4 • 
Avatar image for Thisguywhokills
Thisguywhokills

67

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@ixilion: yeah a year late for 60$ price tag :p

LOOOOL

2 • 
Avatar image for siarhei
siarhei

2945

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 15

User Lists: 0

@Thisguywhokills: Is it $60, really?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for GhansB
GhansB

85

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Thisguywhokills:

omg who gives a ****

inciting console wars is so petty and childish

You really think I care if I have to "wait" a year to play Tomb Raider? Like it's the only game to come out in 12 months.

when it comes out on PS4 I'll probably not even play it immediately.

PS4 and Xbone are practically the same thing. you're just cheering for a company and they're laughing

Upvote • 
Avatar image for bubba_666
Bubba_666

829

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

@GhansB: If they were the same there would be no graphical comparisons, no "who has better exclusives", no price cuts for lack of sales, and no one would own BOTH. Not sure why I get annoyed when people say they are the same.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for fedor
Fedor

8006

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Thisguywhokills: says the guy who paid $90 dollars to play it on his gimped Xbox...

2 • 
Avatar image for sonylife
SonyLife

50

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Thisguywhokills: all DLC included. It's a fair price.

4 • 
Avatar image for Barighm
Barighm

13707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 24

User Lists: 0

@sonylife: Plus all new modes, difficulty levels, and VR unique to this version.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03
deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03

6005

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

In other words, the definitive version, on the definitive console, the PS4, is coming October 11. Finally the game can get some sales.

Of course, some Xbox fans did buy it, I suppose. I feel bad for them, throwing all that cash away on DLC only for it to be given for free, along with VR support, on the PS version.

3 • 
Avatar image for siarhei
siarhei

2945

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 15

User Lists: 0

Edited By siarhei

@reduc_ab_: Sorry, but even with dlc, that game is not worth full price tag.

I had it on x1, beat it in a week and sold it at $15 loss... Never regretted it.

2 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03
deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03

6005

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@siarhei: Well I loved the first reboot, so I'm guessing I'll love this one too. To each his own.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Aleperez75
Aleperez75

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 27

User Lists: 0

@reduc_ab_:

Person, the game is at $20 in Target for XB1. What are you talking about?

3 • 
Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

44073

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

DaVillain-  Moderator

@Aleperez75: Reduc_Ab_ is talking about the PS4 version is getting Game of the year edition with all DLC included and just like any other GOTY editions, they are always price $60 due to all DLC and other goodies to go with it.

6 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03
deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03

6005

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@davillain-: Exactly.

2 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03
deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03

6005

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Aleperez75: Talking about season pass. Talking about more $ for dlc. Talking about all of that free on the PS4 edition, plus more. Talking about those that bought the game on the X1 when it came out. Person.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for doubtless1
doubtless1

145

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@reduc_ab_: You might wanna look up the word "free" you seem to be using it wrong

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Aleperez75
Aleperez75

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 27

User Lists: 0

@reduc_ab_:

Do you know that the PC and XB1 will also have the same version. But it is cheaper to buy the game and the DLC for XB1 than the anniversary edition to be released for PS4, XB1 and PC in Oct 11. So no real special treatment for PS4.

2 • 
Avatar image for Barighm
Barighm

13707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 24

User Lists: 0

@Aleperez75: VR, dude. The PS4 version gets VR. It's not part of the season pass. Even when they do add it, X1 still can't do VR. So, yeah, special treatment.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for spectrexr1
spectreXr1

592

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Barighm: no one cares about vr it's like 3d tv

2 • 
Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

44073

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator

@reduc_ab_: Of course some Xbox One owners bought it, assuming they don't have a PC of course. I ended up getting it on PC and waiting for late January to play Rise of the Tomb Raider was worth my time! And MS/Phil thought I was gonna buy it on Xbox One, please.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03
deactivated-5c0b07b32bf03

6005

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@davillain-: Yeah, PC was definitely a better option that the X1. Good choice.

3 • 
Avatar image for Aleperez75
Aleperez75

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 27

User Lists: 0

@davillain-:

You are very clever. :s

2 • 
Avatar image for Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

1547

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

Looks like everyone who bought this game on xbox got pretty shafted.

4 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-584608341d412
deactivated-584608341d412

320

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@Simulator_Shock: By that very definition then everyone who ever bought the standard version of any game, instead of the GOTY, collectors, limited edition etc get shafted. This includes the PS owners / fan base. Or do you actually think the PS owners / fanbase are "special snowflakes". Reality check; they aren't.

3 • 
Avatar image for sonylife
SonyLife

50

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Simulator_Shock: why? I've played through it three times and loved it. Don't see how I was shafted in any way. Almost every game gets a definitive version a year later.

2 • 
Avatar image for onehitta323
onehitta323

2184

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

@sonylife: you got the big shaft and don't even realize it LOL

Upvote • 
Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

44073

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

DaVillain-  Moderator

@Simulator_Shock: Also the only game that actually got shafted would be Quantum Break since that game went to PC at the last minute.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Aleperez75
Aleperez75

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 27

User Lists: 0

@Simulator_Shock: Why is that? The game is very inexpensive for XB1 already. Everybody knows they get cheaper. XB1 and PC will also have the anniversary version, but it is not worth it as you can buy the base game for $20 on target and then buy the season pass which has everything and it turns out cheaper. So, I don't see your point.

2 • 
Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

44073

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

DaVillain-  Moderator

@Simulator_Shock: Not me, I got it on PC and there was no way I wanna support SE deal with MS and playing Rise of the Tomb Raider max settings 1440p was worth it.

2 • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5a1d4b615a3a3
deactivated-5a1d4b615a3a3

1423

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

@Simulator_Shock: Not really, everyone on Xbox and PC who bought the season pass will have had the game for a year and will get access to all these extras for free (except the VR content)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Barighm
Barighm

13707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 24

User Lists: 0

@pspearman: If they had it for a year, then that means they spent more money than this edition will be worth and still won't get the VR component. And the X1 will never get the VR stuff.

The facts are clear: many of us knew the X1 edition would be the weakest version of the game. We either waited or got the PC edition and now we're being rewarded.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5afeea4d8be41
deactivated-5afeea4d8be41

1666

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

@Barighm: I can go buy RotTR for £15 at CEX (the UK version of gamestop) and then the DLC for £30, that's £45, this game is going to be released for £45-£50 brand new on PS4 and you only have a VR mode to differentiate from the other versions of the game - of which you then need to buy a £400 accessory and it's only in one (likely very short) mode.

How about stop trying to act superior for owning a marginally more powerful console, it doesn't make you better than anyone. How about having pride over your own achievements instead of putting your console ownership on a pedestal.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-5a1d4b615a3a3
deactivated-5a1d4b615a3a3

1423

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

@Barighm: Early adopters always pay more, that's the way it is. If you were happy/forced to wait then a better deal is your prize, it wont be a better version on the PS4 either, it's not like the PS4 can improve on the resolution.

2 • 
Avatar image for sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

3559

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Edited By sleepnsurf

1440p 60fps or bust! Plus it was $9 on windows store 6 months ago. Enjoy your >30fps

5 • 
Avatar image for snugglebear
snugglebear

5009

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 17

User Lists: 0

I got this, Watchdogs2, Skyrim Remaster, Bioshock Collection, DragonQuest Builders, and a lot of stuff I know I'm forgetting. Aint a bad problem to have, but where does the time go?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for lukey52
lukey52

180

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

This was one of the few xbox games I was sad not to get a chance to play as a PS4 owner. Happy to see it coming over, especially with the extras.

3 •