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Tomb Raider 'exceeded profit expectations'

Tomb Raider 'exceeded profit expectations'

Sometimes games just need a little time. That's the lesson learned from Tomb Raider, apparently, which crossed from falling short of sales expectations at first to becoming profitable late last year. Now studio head Darrell Gallagher says it's not only become profitable, but gone above and beyond the forecasts.

Read more: On its way to being the best-selling of the franchise »

"Is $30 really conservative? I know for movies retailers take 66% of the sale price, then you ..."
- StealthHawk    See all 24 comments


Tomb Raider comparison video pits PS4 against PC

Tomb Raider comparison video pits PS4 against PC

Both next-gen consoles received a "Definitive Edition" of Tomb Raider featuring fancy new effects that PC players can't get right now. However, does the PS4 version of the game (proven to be more definitive than the Xbox One version) really trump PC? A comparison between the two reveals that both platforms have trade-offs.

Watch: PC vs PS4 fight! »

"Her hair is very well animated, yet she runs full speed and her breasts don't move?!? Make it ..."
- Boldgrim    See all 39 comments


Tomb Raider: Not Definitive Edition now available on Mac

Tomb Raider: Not Definitive Edition now available on Mac

PS4 and Xbox One aren't the only new platforms to get Tomb Raider. It's now available on Mac, although without any of the shiny bells and whistles of the new Definitive Edition.

Read more: Available for $50 »

"Ya the $50 tag is hard to take when I got mine for PS3 for $25. It's the Def Edition but still. ..."
- DavePetro72    See all 4 comments


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition targets 30fps, but PS4 may go beyond

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition targets 30fps, but PS4 may go beyond

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition updates last year's game with fancy new visuals targeting the next-gen consoles. However, what if one version were more definitive than the other? An early report suggests that the PS4 version outperforms the Xbox One version by reaching 60 frames per second on a more consistent basis.

This wouldn't be the first time a multiplatform game has performed better on PS4 than Xbox One, and may only be the latest indication that Xbox One is indeed less beefy than its competitor.

Read more: 'Anything beyond 30fps is gravy' »

"I played through it over the holidays on my PS3, ran perfectly fine. I was very impressed with ..."
- DavePetro72    See all 20 comments


Tomb Raider Definitive Edition trailer details visual enhancements

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition trailer details visual enhancements

Tomb Raider's upcoming Definitive Edition is certainly prettier than its current counterparts, thanks to a host of graphical bells and whistles that Crystal Dynamics packed into the new console releases. We've seen side-by-side comparisons, but a new official trailer give a broad overview of the new visual upgrades.

Watch: Hair, mud, and blood »

"I bought it just to show them some $5 love. Haven't bothered playing it. :/"
- xlarti    See all 12 comments


Tomb Raider has crossed into profitability

Tomb Raider has crossed into profitability

Tomb Raider initially fell short of expectations, as Square Enix expected it to sell a third more out of the gate. It did eventually recoup, though, as executive producer Scot Amos says the game has now turned profitable.

Read more: "By the end of last year, Tomb Raider is in the black" »

"I think the openness of the levels was a plus, but it was used minimally (how many rabbits and ..."
- emarkp    See all 36 comments


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video shows off next-gen graphics

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video shows off next-gen graphics

Tomb Raider was already a mighty pretty game when it launched last year on last-gen consoles. But, how does the Definitive Edition fare on PS4 and Xbox One? Will the generation jump really affect the visuals in a noticeable way?

You can judge for yourself in a new comparison video released by IGN. On one hand, it's impressive to see how well the last-gen version fares. On the other hand, some of the updated lighting effects sure do look pretty.

Watch: PS4 vs PS3 »

"Yes, I suspect that's most likely the case. Considering this is just a worthless "update" to ..."
- Kolzig73    See all 21 comments


Tomb Raider producer defends $60 Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider producer defends $60 Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider has gotten a price drop to $29.99 on most platforms, but the upcoming Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is going back up to the usual $59.99. Crystal Dynamics executive producer Scot Amos recently defended the decision, claiming the version is much more than a mere graphical improvement.

Read more: Not "only a facelift" »

"I paid $30 for the PS3 version of this game a month or so after it launched (had a lot of fun ..."
- Wheelhouse413    See all 20 comments


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will have better graphics than PC original

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will have better graphics than PC original

This year's Tomb Raider was plenty pretty--especially the PC version. However, an extra year of development team for the "Definition Edition" means that the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One port will look even better than the PC version of the game does right now.

Read more: Upgraded physics and details »

"Its a shame that its not even physically possible to put the textures onto the console version ..."
- apantos    See all 27 comments


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition support from Nixxes and Sleeping Dogs dev

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition support from Nixxes and Sleeping Dogs dev

Square Enix confirmed the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition over the weekend, but original developer Crystal Dynamics isn't handling the workload alone. As it turns out, Sleeping Dogs developer United Front and Nixxes Software have pitched in too.

Read more: Next-gen feature details »

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition now more-or-less definite

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition now more-or-less definite

A Tomb Raider port on new generation consoles is now a near-certainty. Following a retailer leak, Square Enix has issued a statement that doesn't technically confirm the so-called "Definitive Edition," but wink-wink nudge-nudge kind of does.

Read more: "It's so hard to keep a secret these days!" »

"It's fantastic. Played it on PC earlier this year and it's a great take on the Uncharted formula ..."
- midgetherder    See all 4 comments


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for next-gen consoles spotted at retail

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for next-gen consoles spotted at retail

Wouldn't you know it, Tomb Raider appears to be getting a next-gen edition with all of its downloadable content in tow. The "Definitive Edition" was spotted at an online retailer, complete with a listing of the extra goodies included.

Read more: DLC and art book »

"If they could make Skyrim look pretty enough on PS4, I'd totally buy the stupid thing again, but ..."
- Vincent Grayson    See all 24 comments


Tomb Raider coming to Mac this year

Tomb Raider coming to Mac this year

Lara Croft will be exploring an island and narrowly avoiding impalement on a new platform, as Feral Interactive has announced that it is porting the recent Tomb Raider reboot to Mac. It's due out later this year, but further details like a price or specific date were not announced.

Watch: Mac debut trailer »

"such a brilliant game - enjoyed it a lot. great to see it (once again) on a nother platform"
- fw_rams    See all 3 comments


Crystal Dynamics lays off staff from its new IP

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Crystal Dynamics lays off staff from its new IP

Crystal Dynamics, the studio best known for their work on Tomb Raider, has suffered layoffs. The cuts will not affect development of the next-gen Tomb Raider sequel. Instead, the team working on Crystal's new IP will be impacted.

Read more: 'Re-scope' project »

"Just finished it, still hate QTE but the rest is ok. I also don't like boss fights where normal ..."
- BigT    See all 8 comments


'Next-generation' Tomb Raider sequel confirmed by Square Enix CEO

'Next-generation' Tomb Raider sequel confirmed by Square Enix CEO

Square Enix CEO Phil Rogers has confirmed a sequel to Tomb Raider, a franchise whose fate was questioned after the company cited disappointing sales for the reboot. While a follow-up has already been name-dropped, Rogers confirms that the sequel is not only happening, but it's "well into development" as well. He specifically calls it a "next-generation" sequel.

Read more: Square Enix not abandoning AAA »

"Great, so this will cost even more money, sell 5M, and be a big failure. There's something wrong ..."
- nwillard    See all 13 comments




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