Tomb Raider on Xbox One and PS4 is 1080p, sells for $60
Crystal Dynamics confirms launch details for upcoming Definitive Edition of action game; every strand of Lara's hair will be "physically active."
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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition confirmed this weekend for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will run in native 1080p for both consoles, Crystal Dynamics has announced. The developer also shared various launch details, including price. The new version of Tomb Raider will sell for $60 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The game is described as "fully rebuilt" for the new consoles. It features an all-new Lara model "created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles," as well as TRESS FX technology that promises to deliver "realistic" hair simulation and motion. Every strand of Lara's hair will be "physically active," Crystal Dynamics said.
What's more, the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Tomb Raider will feature updates to the game's shader and lighting systems. Updated sweat, mud, and blood material effects are promised.
Regarding the gameworld, Crystal Dynamics said trees, foliage, cloth, weather, and lighting have all been updated. All texture resolutions have beefed up four times over, the developer said. Destructibility of the game environment has also been "enhanced for added depth and realism," though no specific examples were provided.
Concerning on-disc content, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will feature the original game, as well as "all" of the previously released downloadable content. Digital versions of the Dark Horse Tomb Raider comic book, a mini art book from Brady Games, and the Final Houses developer videos are also included in the package. Preordering nets you a special art book packaging featuring never-before-seen concept art.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launches January 28, 2014. For more, check out GameSpot's review of Tomb Raider from March 2013.