Sony kicked off the next generation of gaming with a selection of games that I referred to as super HD remakes. They were ports of PS3 games upscaled to 1080p and made to run at 60 FPS. I predicted that more studios would take last gen games and port them to next-gen hardware, and it looks to be already happening.
On Saturday night at VGX, Crystal Dynamics announced that this year’s excellent Tomb Raider reboot will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 next year as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. This version of the game will be the exact same game you played earlier this year on Xbox 360 and PS3, but with some added visual flourishes.
First and foremost, this new version of the game will employ AMD’s new TressFX technology that simulates realistic hair movement and flow. The technology was introduced in the PC version of the game earlier this year, but now console gamers will get to experience hair that realistically flops all over the place. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will also sport increased texture resolutions and special effects, but none of this is new to those who played it on the PC.
While the game comes with no extra content, it does come with all the multiplayer DLC that was released separately for the other versions of the game earlier this year. It doesn’t really seem like that much of a bonus, however, when you consider how few cared about the title’s multiplayer.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will launch on January 28 for PS4 and Xbox One.[Image: gametrailers/YouTube]