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Lara Croft won’t bemoan missing frames in PS4’s Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Lara Croft won’t bemoan missing frames in PS4’s Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

If there’s one thing intrepid archaeologist Lara Croft hates more than the broken antiquities and bloodletters that inhabit the spooky setting of Yamatai, it’s inconsistency. Crystal Dynamics’ playful Tomb Raider reboot for the PlayStation 3 provided a nice slice of survival action, but struggled to get a smooth picture at times. Fortunately, that won’t be a problem on the PlayStation 4.

Although the developer has been more secretive than James Whitman about the improved framerate reissue in recent weeks, it has finally been confirmed as part of an interview with Eurogamer.net that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will run in 1080p at 30 frames per second on Sony’s new super machine. Obviously, it would have been nice if the studio had been able to double that number, but as long as it’s totally rock solid, we’re happy with that sum.

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Elsewhere in the article, producer Scot Amos revealed that last year’s adventure is finally in the dark. “We’ve crossed the line of profitability for next-gen and PC versions,” he said, acknowledging comments from Square Enix management that suggest the sequel has failed. “The publisher]has always supported us, regardless of what has been said or how it has been said in the press, and certainly at the end of the year we have exceeded expectations.”

Amos emphasized this point by adding that he was allowed to start work on a sequel almost immediately after work wrapped up on last year’s PS3 launch – and that’s why he never did any significant single-player DLC. “The story of what Tomb Raider was in 2013, that’s what we wanted,” he said. «We had the world, the stage and the fiction where we wanted it to be. And that’s when we started moving the team to the next story, the sequel.”

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Unfortunately, the studio isn’t willing to say much about that at this point. “I can tell you people are working on it,” Amos concluded, refusing to share any additional details. Thinking of replaying Lara Croft’s origin story on your PS4 while you wait? Take a look at some images of the reissue over here, and then share your purchase plans in the comments section below.

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