Tomb Raider News (PS3)

Square Enix raise fiscal projections thanks to Thief and Tomb Raider sales

Posted: 09.05.2014 by Technet2k

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While there hasn't been an official report yet, Square Enix has revised up their net sale projection for the fiscal year now passed. It has exceeded their initial expectations, thanks to stronger sales filling coffers.

Strong sales in particular from Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the MMO 'rebooted'. What helped too was "favorable sales" from Tomb Raider and Thief.

Tomb Raider achieved profitability on PC and console in late 2013

Posted: 17.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Remember when Square Enix declared the new Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider reboot a bit of a 'failure'? They were talking in terms of sales, and they weren't wrong according to executive producer Scot Amos.

It took Tomb Raider near the end of 2013 to cross over into the black for its PC and console launch, despite moving 3.4 million units its first month. Difficult to have 'realistic expectations' anymore.

2013 was "pretty good year" for female characters, says writer Rhianna Pratchett

Posted: 13.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Tomb Raider reboot scribe Rhianna Pratchett has remarked that 2013 was a "pretty good year" for female NPC and protagonist characters, and she hopes for less 'shooting in the face' on exotic new worlds.

The industry needs to be "expanding its verbs" when it comes to interacting with new worlds, acknowledging the "heavily entrenched" guns aren't going to go away. Industry still needs more diversity.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PC "is not planned," says Eidos

Posted: 06.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Sorry but there's no chance of a Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut-style update for the PC version of Tomb Raider when the Definitive Edition releases later this month. There are 'no plans' in the works.

This is rather disappointing given the significant overhauls the Tomb Raider reboot is getting for Xbox One and PS4, like turning rain into "another enemy out to get Lara."

AMD's TressFX 2.0 expands beyond hair, includes fur and grass

Posted: 06.01.2014 by Technet2k

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AMD beauticians technicians have decided that their patented TressFX technology, which was showcased in Tomb Raider with Lara's hair (because she's worth it), will now expand into furs and grasses.

It simulates the strands of hair on a characters' head to create the illusion of stylish doos at the mercy of wind and rain. Now animals and lawns will feel nature's wrath.