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.

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If they do one of those trade-in deals where I can trade in my 360 version and get the XBone version for only $10...then I would do that.

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i agree that there is obvious diffrence in visuals not like with ac4 but the game is so short and costs 60 ! and still not we are lookfing for from next generation ...i consider only final fantasy demo from its new engine a wtf leap

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will her boobies jiggle at 60fps ?? If not, then this is not nexgen ;)

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$60 for game thats $30 right now including all the DLC?

**** off Square Enix and take your shitty Uncharted Clone with you. Tomb Raider use to be amazing, then it became stale and wore its welcome out over the years.

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im good on playing this again i had enough of watching her fall out of a building every other hour in the 360 version no way will it watch again in 1080p

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This is a GotY re-issue of Tomb Raider with all of the DLC included. It it worth $60.00? They have redone the Graphics to improve Laura's hair. It guess that warrants the $60.00 price.

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Wtf this isn't a new release...why are they selling it for 60$?


LMAO, it can't be because of the hair... Please tell me it's no because of the hair...

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Everything about this definitive edition is inferior to the PC version released almost a year ago, including her new face. The old face looked better.

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@lostn do we really have to hear how the pc version of EVERYTHING is better, EVERY single time there is news about something for a console?? Really? I don't think that its worth 60 bucks, they should do a $10 upgrade for the people who already own it. But for the love of god know one is arguing, the pc is obviously better graphically, or at least more capable.........

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I know. I'm sick to death of these PC elitists infecting every article about a console game to preen about how much better their fucking PC is. Wankers.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think you're right, there is a reason for PC guys to jump on this one since we're being sold a definitive edition which isn't. If they called it 'Definitive Console Edition' then that'd be OK, just don't try to bullshit us with hair effects and trees that where probably in the PC version a year ago.

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Well since they've slapped "Definitive Edition" on the title and said they got another team to help them for a whole year to get this console version out, absolutely you must hear it.


If they simply said Tomb Raider is being ported to next gen consoles, then no.


How can something called 'Definitive Edition' be inferior to a product released 11 months ago?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Of course it looked better. It was of a much higher tessellation than the consoles are capable of handling.

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This is ridiculous. Realistic hair simulator? HAHAHA!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think it's pretty cool. Most developers either give short hair or pony tails to female characters for animation issue reasons. I think it's great that Crystal Dynamics is taking initiative to take hair to the next level. Everything else has improved after-all. The PC version has this feature as well (Tress FX) but needs a DX11 card.

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I swear, this is almost as bad as that dog marketing campaign for CoD Ghosts. TressFX? Seriously? This must be an april's fool.. Because it is ridiculous. No I won't pay 60 dollars for your "brand-new" Tomb Raider game. I never cared about Lara's hair. Seriously I do hope people do not fall into that marketing trap. But they really are taking risks putting the game for sale at 60$. It's like 14$ right now on the PS Store, and the game already looks beautiful. Pathetic. I bet this is just a little marketing push, soon they'll announce a price drop "60$ was a mistake, we care about the fans, so here's for 40$"

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Is anyone sure that ps 4's price is not more than xB1 ?

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why $60 ??? it's game that was launched long ago....they got their profit already..this is extra money for them....and by that time people will have purchased at least 8 mill ps4 and xboxone units worldwide.... so they probably will get good money .....why not $40 :/

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sooooooooooooooooooo play what you could have already played on PC?

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I dont see people spending 60 twice for a game they beat already.

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The game was dull. I feel bad for people who will unwittingly pay full price for this. I got it on a Steam sale, and if I had to do it over, I would not buy it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> oh, man...I heard Lara said the same thing about you. lmao jk, I couldn't resist! =p

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Thats too bad cause most people who played it , loved it .

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Loved it, best adventure game i've played since AC2


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I liked it :D

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Please consider a remake of Crysis 3 on next gen

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Even crysis 1 would be good for these new consoles. Fired it up again on PC recently and it looks way better than any crysis game on console.

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I feel this is a little bit... Arrogant?

I was fortunate enough to actually play Tomb Raider for a few hours on a high-end PC this summer and it looked wonderful, and it seems from the description that this new 60 dollar release is exactly what I played almost 6 months ago.

The game is great, don't get me wrong, but it was 20 dollars 6 months ago, and now its 60? I understand that we don't all have high-end PCs and that we still want to play everything at high res at 60+ FPS and all of that, but really, I don't think we would pay 60 dollars for the 'enhanced' version of any game. As good as Tomb Raider may have been, its not good enough to sell at full price two years in a row, in my opinion.

... And in all honesty, as much as I want the developers of the game to feel proud about their work, I hope this won't sell, because this might just start another Collection/HD Remake trend. Next we will see the third re-release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and probably the fourth revision of Ninja Gaiden from the original Xbox, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Black + Definite Edition.

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As I understand what I've read, it isn't just the PC version on highest PC settings ported to the console. They're creating all new textures for Lara and a lot of other in game assets, adding new environmental effects and so forth. IIRC, the guy doing the promo on the VFX awards said the textures will be four times the size of those in the current version of the game.


I doubt that this is being done solely to create a higher definition version for the new consoles. They're working on the sequel already, and most of the new features that have been described for the next installment sound similar to the upgrades for the definitive edition.


This being the case, they may be taking new assets that were already in development for the next installment and using them to make a new build of the existing game for 8th gen consoles. I really can't fault them for this. They're doing what game companies always do with new consoles, which is upgrading existing catalog titles to look and run better on the newer hardware. They get a little more profit from an existing property, and fans who want a newer better looking version have one available.


Players who got the original or one of the discounted bundles may not be interested. Some might. Buying it is optional, so all the risk and any potential harm is on Square Enix's end. Don't want it, think it's too expensive, played it enough already, don't buy it.


I do think it's likely a rather small risk, though, as I'm guessing this Definitive Edition is at least in part a side effect of assets already in development for the next game in the series. I've seen the "rebuilt Lara from the ground up" and variations thereof used to describe both this upgrade and what they have planned for the next game. I don't think that's a coincidence.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> they also added a lot of the DLC which was more money for each, unless you got a bundle for it. It's essentially a complete rebuild, so yeah the content is the same but they had to completely re-do the whole thing, are these people's work absolutely worthless to you?

That your comments are worth more than their actual work and livelihoods?

I mean, they have families to feed...if'n ye doesn't wants it, ye does sumfin else! lol *Rant Over* =p


PS - THAT got a little outta control, didn't it? xD


PPS Commence the Remake Revelation Revolution! =]~)


PPS - Okay now this is getting ridiculous... (-_-)*


Disclaimer: you can tell I'm totally kidding right?

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watch out for the hair

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it'll getchya!

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They couldn't just wait to release this on next gen consoles then? Common now. Glad I haven't bought a TR since the Psone days.

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But will it be 60fps? I can already get the current version in near highest settings at 60fps with my aging gtx660.

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every strand of my hair is physically active, among other things

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Pubic hair??

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<< LINK REMOVED >> TR-DOA? =p

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...boots?

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I have a word problem for Squenix. Grenadeh owns four systems. A game goes on sale of which he owns two copies for two systems, one purchased for $60 and one purchased as part of a collection which was only $15. He has played one copy for 0 seconds, and the other for less than 3 hours. What price does the game have to be for him to buy a third copy? Additionally, solve for how many fucks he gives.

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Can't wait to do absolutely no tomb raiding, witness bad level design, battle through moronic enemy AI and frequent QTE's, only to be left thinking, why I didn't just booth up Uncharted 3 multiplayer again. And save myself 60 Euro.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Uncharted 4 ftw right.

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Are they honestly still trying to hock TressFX? It obviously didn't do much of anything in the first 3 releases of the game, what will make it different on slightly less old hardware?

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Well, it's good to see "trying to sell ports of year old games for full price" isn't strictly a Wii U thing.


I can see this selling to some people, but you could make a much better argument if it was $30 and not $60.

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I got Tomb Raider and Halo 4 with my new Xbox 360 for $220.00 :OP

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I don't like how they making such a big deal of this. It's basically the PC version on consoles.

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Hard sell for those of us who have the game already. Updates to the online multiplayer to make it more engaging would be nice. Currently, all it does is make me want to play Uncharted 3 online.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If I can trade mine in for a new one for a discount I'll do it - I never bothered to finish it because it wasn't a fun game.

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