Nixxes Talks About PC Version of Tomb Raider, New TressFX Screenshots Unveiled

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#1 Posted by mitu123 (155282 posts) -

As we informed you yesterday, Nixxes Software held a Q&A event in which its employees have answered a lot of PC questions. According to the company responsible for the PC version, Tomb Raider PC is currently supporting only FXAA, however Nixxes is still looking at whether it can expand that either before release or later on. 

In addition, the PC version features a UI that has been given a make-over to ensure it controls well with the mouse and keyboard, as one would expect on PC.

Whats really interesting here is that Nixxes focused on the games optimization. Or at least thats what its claiming. Weve proved that Hitman: Absolution suffered from awkward optimization issues in our Performance Analysis, therefore it will be interesting to see whether Tomb Raider will be better optimized than it.

Nixxes has also revealed some new information about the quality of textures that will be packed in the PC version. Nixxes will be offering very high resolution textures on the PC build, much higher than anything they have ever done on PC before. As they claimed, for most textures they have 16 times the data compared to consoles. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the following PC screenshots showcase some really awful and low-res textures, so we kind of wonder whether Nixxes is lying or not.

Nixxes wont be providing any mod tools for the game, so no naked Lara for you guys (unless of course modders find a way to mod the game without those tools). The PC version wont suffer from any mouse acceleration issues, though there will be an option to enable or disable mouse smoothing.

Last but not least, Tomb Raider PC will support wide-screens, including multi-screen displays like Eyefinity and Surround, though Nixxes did not comment on the aspect ratios.

Tomb Raider is planned for a March 5th release on PC, X360 and PS3.

Enjoy the following PC screenshots!

Screenshots are in the link as I can't see to load them propely here now.

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#2 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30169 posts) -

Looks really good. Can't wait to see that hair in motion.

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#3 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -
No video yet? Looking forward to it anyway.
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#4 Posted by egger7577 (718 posts) -

That actually looks really good.

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#5 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

finally, some heair that looks like hair

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#6 Posted by GarGx1 (10795 posts) -

Definitely promising, still haven't decided to get the Steam pre-order or wait until the summer sales to get it, still got a few days to nmake up my mind :)

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#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30169 posts) -

I wonder is this soley for Lara's hair or will all the NPCs have realistic hair too ? Because if it's just on Lara it will break with how the rest of the people in the game look :?

(just asking because we've only seen screenshots of Lara)

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#8 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18246 posts) -
My copy is sitting on my desk... Been walking past it all weekend. It's been hell!! Hurry up the 5th!
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#9 Posted by mitu123 (155282 posts) -

In motion!



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#10 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

NICE ^^ that inspired me to do a google search and I came across this PC gameplay video, which showcases the hair. 

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#11 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

In motion!




What's up with the shadows?