Square Enix Digs Up Rise Of The Tomb Raider PS4 Pro Trailer


In light of September’s PS4 Pro reveal, one of the big questions going into the crowded fall season will be whether a new release supports Sony’s mid-generation hardware upgrade out of the box. As previously reported, this is something the Japanese platform-holder will leave in the hands of developers – first-party studios notwithstanding – as compatibility is measured on a case-by-case basis. Lara Croft fans needn’t worry, though.

That’s because Rise of the Tomb Raider will be take full advantage of PS4 Pro’s hardware capabilities, including 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support. However, the trailer released by Sony, seen above, is capped at 1080p. We’ll update this post though if and when the 4K version becomes available.

Making its bow on Sony’s platform following a one-year period of exclusivity on Xbox One – Crystal Dynamics’ sequel landed for PC earlier this year – this is arguably the comprehensive version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, with PS Blog revealing new details regarding the title’s compatibility with PlayStation VR.

Entitled Blood Ties, the mode is dubbed “purely explorative content” and will allow players to explore the dusty hallways of Croft Manor. It’s set around the half-way point of the narrative, and you can get a more comprehensive overview below.

Chronologically positioned part-way through the main story and selectable as one of a handful of additional extras from the main menu, this side-quest sees Lara returning home to unravel a family mystery. Croft needs to explore her surroundings, piece together clues, and uncover secrets to learn how to reclaim the dilapidated Croft Manor as her own.

Blood Ties is a purely explorative piece of content, though you can revisit the location in a separate, action-heavy, supernatural zombie-plagued variant, Lara’s Nightmare.

As Rise of the Tomb Raider is earmarked for an October 11 release, early adopters of PSVR won’t have to wait too long before gaining the keys to Croft Manor, as Sony’s head-mounted device is due to launch on October 13.

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