No Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition update planned for PC
PC owners will be missing out on the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. So will PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners — although maybe that at least makes sense considering the older technology.
"Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was designed and rebuilt from the ground up for next-generation consoles. At this time a PC update is not planned," publisher Square Enix revealed in a forum post.
So PC and last-gen console gamers won't be able to participate in an upgrade program even though the developers used those versions as a base point to improve the game:
"The X360, PS3, and PC editions were where we started from; and then we added an improved lighting and shadow caster system, more detailed storytelling visuals, massive amounts of more particle effects, a fully simulated physics world, and the new next-gen Lara."
Square Enix wrote, "You can see the sweat, mud, and blood on Lara. Her eyes are much more expressive and her hair realistic."
The island of Yamatai was given a similar treatment: "Yamatai is now alive with motion. When Lara stops, the world keeps moving. We didn’t just improve the rain; we reworked it until it felt torrential – like another enemy out to get Lara."