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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Won’t Offer a Discount for Current-Gen Upgrades

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Posted on January 6, 2014 AT 01:23pm

If you want to revisit Lara Croft’s adventure to the island of Yamatai on next-gen consoles, you’ll be paying full price.

As part of an FAQ on the official Eidos forums, developer Crystal Dynamics have confirmed that there won’t be any discount scheme for players looking to move from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of Tomb Raider to the upcoming Definitive Edition. “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not participating in an upgrade program,” the post reads. “The game will retail for $59.99 in North America.”

Given that the gap between the original release and the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 remake will be close to a year, it’s hardly unexpected that Square Enix chose not to the offer an upgrade scheme similar to new-gen launch titles like Battlefield and Call of Duty, but the full price tag might prove disappointing to those who’ve already bought the game once.

Another potential letdown? The FAQ also stated that there are currently no plans to bring this updated version of the game to PC. While many of the features being introduced in the Definitive Edition, like TressFX hair physics and higher resolution textures, were already available to PC players, other upgrades to Lara’s character model and the lighting and physics engines will apparently remain exclusive to the console re-release.

In addition to the visually improved base game, Definitive Edition will also include all previously released single- and multiplayer DLC, as well as a digital copy of the prequel comic, official art book, and the documentary series The Final Hours of Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launches on January 28, 2014 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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