Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Tomb Raider Original Trilogy Remasters Coming to Steam

Tomb Raider Original Trilogy Remasters Coming to Steam

Next weekend will see the release of Tomb Raider, a reboot of the film series that Angelina Jolie made famous, and an adaptation of the rebooted video game franchise of the same name.

Enter developer Realtech VR, who is bringing the trinket-pinching adventure games to Steam in remastered form based on the mobile versions of the titles. However, they're the original DOS ports running through an emulator, which throws up a bunch of performance, resolution and control problems. Thankfully, the remasters will have modern systems in mind, thus being able to run on lovely graphics, at 1080p and 60fps.

The news was revealed by Realtech VR on Twitter. For 2018, though, the resulting remastering work will also benefit the Steam versions. Each will utilize a new 3D engine that allows for better lighting effects and shadowing. The remasters will also include the DLC packs Unfinished Business and The Golden Mask, along with bug fixes and further improvements by Realtech VR.

Additionally, there will be proper support for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers.

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According to RealtechVR: "The port is relying on Steam because we won't provide game data".

Oh, and if you own the DOS versions of the game that are available on Steam and a few other places, then you'll get this for free. And because the old Tomb Raider games are often sold at a discount on Valve's platform for less than $2, players can get the remastered editions for quite cheap.

There is no release date set at the time of writing, but Realtech VR has already done the first two games.

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