Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics has just announced that Tomb Raider reboot (2013) is approaching whooping 6 million sales figure mark. A note from Head of The Studios, Darrell states: "By the end of this month we will surpass 6 million units for our Tomb Raider reboot, and, having achieved profitability back in 2013 Tomb Raider has exceeded profit expectations and continues to make significant contributions to our overall financial performance."
The note further reads: "Tomb Raider (2013) was released to critical acclaim and the team at Crystal has been overwhelmed with the way it was so warmly received by both critics and gamers. With more than 70 nominations and awards on industry “best of lists” at the end of 2013 we have been incredibly flattered with the response and feedback. In early 2014 we brought Tomb Raider to the new generation of consoles with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. This has also been very well received, sitting currently as one of the best reviewed titles in the new console launch period and offering a greatly enhanced experience for new gamers and returning fans."
This is really an amazing feat for both Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider deserve this success. The studio has already confirmed that a sequel to Tomb Raider is already in development, however no details has been revealed yet, and is not expected anytime soon as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition just launched few months ago.
Tell us in the comment section below what you guys want to see in next adventure of Lara Croft i.e in Tomb Raider 2?
We heard a lot about Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition this week, from resolution at which it runs on Playstation 4 and Xbox One to early buyers slamming the game and stating "its more or less same game, with frame-rate stutter, and Lara Croft still plastic looking". If these things were not enough, here is another piece of important Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition in-game comparison screenshots between PC vs PS3 vs PS4 port.
As per the details in the comparison screenshots below, there's definitely a massive improvement in next-gen version of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition with respect to visuals and graphics, but is this criteria enough to pay a full price of $60?
Here are the list of exclusive features in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition: "An all new model for Lara, especially built with next-generation consoles in mind, For the first time, TressFX is being used for next-gen hair on consoles, Improved foliage, Revamped lighting engine, Reworked shaders, Complex physics world simulation for trees, cloths and foliage, Subsurface scattering technology for Lara’s skin, textures rendered at 4x the resolution".
NOTHING For CORE experience i.e GAMEPLAY?. Let us know in the comment section below, whether you will still buy Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition $60 even though you already played the game on PS3/PC/Xbox 360?.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition PC vs PS3 vs PS4 Screenshot Comparison 1
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Source: Thanks To Our Friend At GearNuke for above comparison shots
Few lucky Playstation 4 owners have already got their hands on copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, all thanks to GameStop and other retailers who broke the street date, and as a result of this early impression were bound to arrive on internet, and its not a good news for Crystal Dynamics.
Reddit user ChicagoBulls1984 got Playstation 4 version Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition early, and according to him its not that much better that PS3 port, its more or less the same game, framerate still stutters, textures upgrades are not that major enhancements and many more things.
"If you have already played it on ‘last gen’ consoles I would advise you NOT to get this version (at it’s current price). With all the back and forth about the technical benchmarks of this new definitive version, I can honestly say it does not look THAT much better than the PS3 version. This is not to say the new version looks bad, but it’s a testament to how good the game (and many other ‘last’ gen games) already looked. I know that on paper this version has a higher resolution and better framerate, but while playing it doesn’t add that much to the game." said ChicagoBulls1984.
He also added that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not worth the $60 price tag it carries, and Killzone: Shadow Fall impressed him more than this enhanced edition to Tomb Raider.
"These differences are not worth 60 dollars, plain and simple."
"I have played a game like Killzone Shadowfall that was made specifically for the PS4 and looks like a much more substantial leap over last gen than this game does. Of course it is an exclusive title. For all the hype Crystal Dynamics spewed about this version and all of its graphical enhancements I can honestly say it is only slightly better. It is more or less the exact same game. Lara is still ‘plastic’ looking. The framerate stutters here and there. The textures have been enhanced but it isn’t anything major. Her hair looks better because of the tressFX system."
So in short, ChicagoBulls1984 states that if you have played Tomb Raider (2013) on PS3/Xbox 360/PC, buying Definitive Edition won't be a smart choice as it doesn't justify $60 price tag with the content it offers.
Choice is your guys. Let us know in the comment section below would you still buy Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
The next-gen port of Tomb Raider (2013), Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has been in the news for past couple of days for all the wrong reasons, "resolution at which the game runs of PS4 and Xbox One" controversy.
Its seems like the street date of Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition have been broken and NeoGaf user "RealityPales" managed to get his hands of the PS4 version of the game early.
This is not all, RealityPales is live streaming his gameplay session of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition now via Twitch.
This game has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons, yesterday massive controversy broke out when it was officially confirmed that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Playstation 4 runs at 60 FPS resolution whereas Xbox One version rumored to be running at 30 FPS and going upto 45 FPS during certain gameplay sequences.
The official release date of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is January 31, 2014 for PS4 and Xbox One. Watch Live streaming gameplay session of NeoGaf user RealityPales below. We also have an amazing comparison screenshots of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition vs Tomb Raider PC port to show you graphics/visuals differences, check them all HERE.
Earlier Today Crystal Dynamics executive producer Scot Amos officially confirmed that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4 will run at 60 FPS as compared to 30FPS on Xbox One. Now here comes an extension of this new from industry insider "DemoNite", Crystal Dynamics aimed to have 60 FPS on both Xbox One and PS4, but they failed to meet the target on Xbox One.
DemoNite revealed on NeoGaf: "I heard about this a while ago but they were hopeful to get both the same at the time. Oh well"
Playstation 4 looks a bit powerful against Xbox One with respect to specs and performance so it should not be a surprise thing to see next-gen games running at a better frame rate on PS4 than its competitor.
DemoNite also heard few well-known developers saying/discussing the same things: "I caught wind of this before console launches when a few 3rd party devs were saying the same things."
"Running code on the PS4 by raw power alone would already be better than the Xbox and required a lot of optimisation."
"If this remains true then there will be more of the same. I hear the rock is not steady on another project."
Are you disappoint to learn that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will run better on PS4 than Xbox One i.e 60 vs 30 FPS respectively?
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on Playstation 4 runs at a resolution of 1080p 60 FPS. This new piece of information comes from our friend at GamesRadar who recently got the chance to play the game on PS4.
Gamesradar live stream their Tomb Raider gameplay session on Twitch, we have the footage below for you. Take a look at it below. Quote at 50:35 is: "this is the PS4 version and it runs at 60 FPS".
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is all set to launch later this month for PS4 and Xbox One.
Tomb Raider is getting a next-gen treatment for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics is all set to launch Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for next-gen consoles later this month, it features some exclusive next-gen features and a completely revamp Lara.