Last year, Rise of the Tomb Raider was released exclusively on the Xbox line of video game consoles (Xbox 360 and Xbox One), following earlier Tomb Raider releases which have generally been multiplatform. Although those looking to pick up this game on a PlayStation console may have to wait a while longer, Square Enix have confirmed the game will launch on Windows 10 and Steam PC platforms starting January 28 2016.
While the core game will be the same, developers Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software have added new features to their PC port, including 4K support. They claim these improvements will bring “the game’s thrilling narrative and perilous environments to PC in stunning new detail”.
Scot Amos | Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics
The PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the positive momentum from our highly successful partnership and collaboration with Microsoft for the launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Ron Rosenberg | Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics
PC players are a passionate, devoted audience and we know they’ll embrace the version created for their systems.
The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available as a digital download via Steam, the Windows Store, Amazon, the Square Enix e-store and other retailers – both in-store and online. The standard edition will come at a cost of $59.99 USD, while the Digital Deluxe edition (coming with a season pass) will retail for $89.99 USD. There is also a Collector’s Edition which comes with the Digital Deluxe version plus a 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replicas of Lara’s journal and jade necklace, and a steel case. This version will be available via the Square Enix E-Store for $149.99 USD.
About Rise of the Tomb Raider
After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider. Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action. In “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition.