Oculus Rift, HTC Vive: Tomb Raider Remaster released with VR support

The Tomb Raider project does not appear. The publication was forbidden by Square Enix. According to the company, the developers of Realtech VR had not obtained official approval for the VR modification. Square Enix cites the lack of quality control as the reason for the mod ban.

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Lara Croft with facelifting: The classic Tomb Raider trilogy gets a PC remaster including virtual reality support.

Tomb Raider is one of the games that game veterans remember particularly well. A heroine and the impressive 3D perspective – even including a patch for the first 3D accelerator maps – made Lara Croft a pop icon with appearances in music videos and on magazine covers. The hype continues to this day: in mid-April, the new Lara actress Alicia Vikander is shooting and puzzling in the cinema.

The first three parts of the game series now get a revised PC version. The classics, which have been available on Steam since 2012, are even VR-compatible thanks to a remaster with a new 3D engine. The developers of Realtech VR dock to Valves OpenVR interface. Accordingly, the new Lara can be played with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR glasses.

The PC-Remaster from Tomb Raider is not based on the technical framework of the current series parts, but on the smartphone version for Android and iOS produced by the same developer. The new editions of Tomb Raider 1 and two are already finished, the developers are still working on part 3.

Virtual Reality with the graphics from 1996

Newly added graphics effects such as enhanced shadows can be disabled if desired to highlight the visual differences from the early days of the 3D action adventure. In addition to mouse and keyboard. The gamepad is also supported as an input method. However, VR controllers such as Oculus Touch or the Vive rods are not used.

Owners of the classic DOS versions on Steam get the Remaster version for free. Currently, each of the three original parts emulated via DOSbox costs 6.99 Euro each. The Remaster version will be based on the existing files and should therefore also only be available on Steam.

A release date of the Tomb Raider Remaster is not yet known. The trailer below shows a view.

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