Two Tomb Raider Games Are on the Way

June 9, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Tomb Raider sequel

After the success and praise seen by 2013’s reboot of Tomb Raider, which was re-released in a “Definitive Edition” for the PS4 and Xbox One, we hoped a sequel was in the works, and today our hopes were fulfilled. Rise of the Tomb Raider was announced today at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, with a short teaser trailer. Enjoy.

We can’t wait to see how this improves on the previous game, and where it will take Lara Croft. It should come out in 2015, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

But while we weren’t surprised to see Rise of the Tomb Raider, we were surprised to see a second Tomb Raider game announced. In 2010, a spin-off title was released: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. That game will also receive a sequel. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris doesn’t have a release date yet, but we know it will have co-op and be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

What do you think? Are you excited for one or both of these games?

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New Hitman and Deus Ex in Development

March 28, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Square Enix recently sent a list of release dates to Square Enix Origin, including a “TBA” section for games that are still being worked on, some of which are for the PS4 and the Xbox One.

  • Next-gen Hitman
  • Next-gen Deus-Ex
  • Next-gen Tomb Raider
  • Hitman GO (Mobile)
  • Final Fantasy Agito (Mobile)
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBOX ONE)
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS3)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, XBOX ONE)

Of course, we’ve known about some of these titles for a while now, but the first three jumped out at us. Back in January, we were uncertain about the future of the Hitman series, but this seems to be confirmation that a next-gen Hitman game is in the works.

We didn’t even suspect that we’d be hearing news about the next Deus Ex game, so that was a welcome surprise. In fact, yesterday Square Enix registered a trademark for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. We don’t have any details beyond the title, but that could very well be our first next-gen Deus Ex game.

And finally, this list reminds us that there will be a sequel to the recent Tomb Raider reboot.

Square Enix has a lot of big names planned for the PS4 and Xbox One. What are you looking forward to the most?

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Amazon UK Discusses Huge Gap Between Xbox One and PS4

February 5, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


The PS4 has been doing much better than its competitor in the United Kingdom, to the point where Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition sold over twice as many PS4 copies as Xbox One copies in the UK.

Ketu Patel, who is the category leader for video games and software at Amazon UK, has said the gap between the two consoles is pretty big. When it comes to the consoles themselves, he added that the PS4 is the number one bestseller, and the Xbox One is in the top five.

He feels Titanfall’s exclusivity will boost the Xbox One’s sales and narrow the gap, but he didn’t sound convinced that it would close the gap entirely.

We can’t be sure why the PS4 is so much more popular than the Xbox One in the UK—is it the game selection? the technical specs?—but it’s definitely a noteworthy trend.

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Tomb Raider Framerates – PS4 60fps, Xbox One 30fps

January 23, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


In 2013, a new Tomb Raider title was released for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The “Definitive Edition” will be released this year for the PS4 and Xbox One and will contain all of the DLC of the “old-gen release” while also improving the graphics for the new consoles. As its release day approaches, new details are coming to light.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will run at a resolution of 1080p on both consoles. The PS4 version will run at 60 fps for the majority of gameplay, although it occasionally dips lower, and the Xbox One version will run at 30 fps for the majority of gameplay, although in simple environments, it can reach up to 45 fps.

1080p resolution on both consoles is excellent news, but if the Xbox One version of the game can’t reach as high a framerate as the PS4 version can, it may turn some players away. Some Xbox One fans have said that this early in the consoles’ life cycles, there should not be such a huge gap between their performances, particularly when the game in question was already released for the previous generation of consoles. At least one person expressed the opinion that 30 fps is a “deal breaker.” Others feel the best option would be to allow players to lower the resolution in exchange for a higher framerate, but not everyone agrees.

This news has also reinvigorated the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s strategy with the Xbox One, as some people feel Microsoft sacrificed the system’s power without providing enough benefits to make up for it. One player connected it back to Microsoft’s focus on all-around entertainment instead of strict gaming:

At the end of the day Sony built a system almost single-tasked for gaming. Microsoft built an ‘all-in-one’ device for gaming, TV, media, sports, etc.

And so, long after it seemed Microsoft had redeemed the Xbox One, the old arguments are returning. So far, the Xbox One has been extremely successful, but could revelations like this change gamers’ minds?


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