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Tomb Raider Definitive Edition to feature better graphics than PC

Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider executive producer, Scot Amos, has took advantage of a recent set of fan questions to reveal the differences between the previously released PC version and the upcoming Definitive Edition for PS4 and Xbox One.

Speaking with fans on their forums and as spotted by Siliconera, Amos stated that the Definitive Edition will make use of upgraded character models for Lara and all of the major story NPCs in the game, as well as the TressFX and higher-resolution textures that were already available on PC.

In addition, special materials have also been added to Lara that change dynamically when she travels through rain or water, wades through mud, or gets blood on herself. While an upgraded physics system on the character now affects the items she carries on herself - reacting when she runs, jumps and stumbles. 

The next-gen versions of the game also feature a new particle system, new lighting work, enhanced shadows, and other improved graphical details, such as debris, details on walls, more environmental vegetation etc. Physics have also been updated, meaning wind now affects the leaves of trees for example.

In all, Amos says that the Definitive Edition will features better graphics than PC. The game will run at 1080p on both platforms, although the frame rate is yet to be confirmed.

As for new features, there will be voice commands for certain tasks on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. These include shortcuts into various menus and for things like switching weapons, switching ammo types, and similar features.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition arrive January 28, 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will include all post-launch DLC and other bonus items.

Edited On 18 Dec, 2013

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Hymeleon 3 years ago
That would be funny if "new" Lara will be fighting same low res/poly blokes :D
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James 3 years ago
Can't do 1440p can it? Hell no so I rest my case without saying Ultra, AA, Tessellation and TressFX :)
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PAUL 3 years ago
@ James, 1440 is possible, Hell yes lol, just not needed on our 1080 tv's as for the "AA" "tessellation" and "tressfx" yes they are there, I rest my case lol, ffs the devs told us it is better so obviously your comment is just dumb. now please stay away from ps4 and xbone games

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