Square confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider PC release date, minimum specs, and 4K support

By midian182
Jan 5, 2016
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  1. Last month, it was reported that Amazon France had listed the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, claiming that the game would be released at the end of January. Now, publisher Square Enix has finally confirmed that this will be the case, and the game will be launched on Thursday 28 January.

    "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,” said Scot Amos, co-Head of Studio at developer Crystal Dynamics.

    Those with a compatible monitor and some high-end hardware will be able to play the game in 4K, which will offer “stunning new detail.”

    Crystal Dynamics co-studio head, Ron Rosenberg, said in a statement: "PC players are a passionate, devoted audience and we know they'll embrace the version created for their systems."

    Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available digitally from online stores such as Steam, the Windows 10 store, Amazon, and the Square Enix e-store, as well as from many other online and physical retailers. The standard edition will cost $60, while the Digital Delux Edition (which comes with the Season Pass) costs $90.

    For ardent fans, there’ll also be a Collector's Edition available. This $150 pack will include the Digital Delux Edition, a 12-inch Lara Croft statue, replicas of Lara’s journal and jade necklace, and a steel case.

    The suprisingly low minimum PC specification for the game were also revealed:

    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
    • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650 2 GB or AMD HD7770 2 GB
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • HD Space: 25 GB
    • DirectX: DirectX 11
    • Input: Mouse + Keyboard

    Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on November 10 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It was praised by critics and gamers alike, and, despite launching on the same day as Fallout 4, has sold over 1 million copies to date.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    Nah! 60 bucks a pop for ANY video game doesn't sit well with me. Although I'm not the biggest fan of this franchise, when it drops to 20 skins or below I'll consider scooping it up.
  3. Jeff Schmidt

    Jeff Schmidt TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Enjoyed it on Xbox One. I wonder what the requirements will be at 1440 or 4k.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 907   +244

    How is it that the Tomb Raider series is coming to Lara with MORE clothing on? What has the world come to?
    Geforcepat likes this.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,816   +485

    It can be the best game ever, I won't purchase it just because of how they treated the most passionate fans of the Tomb Raider franchise.
  6. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 162   +14

    Well I must say this certainly makes up for not putting the Definitive Edition of the last game on PC, in fact this is much better.
  7. warzkaz

    warzkaz TS Rookie

    When are games with dx12 coming out?
    shouldn't this be released with dx12
  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,080   +331

    When 50% of the market actually has DX12 GPU's!
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,080   +331

    lol if you want to see skin there is plenty of that on the internet!

    Or perhaps try a real woman :)

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 907   +244

    But Lara doesn't say no. ;-)
  11. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,080   +331

    lol that's what alcohol is for :)
  12. warzkaz

    warzkaz TS Rookie

    but DX12 has backward compatibility for dx 11

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