Crystal Dynamics explains how the Tomb Raider Trilogy was remastered for PS3

Saturday, 15th January 2011 21:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Karl Stewart, global brand director at Crystal Dynamics, has detailed over on the US PS Blog how the studio remastered its Lara Croft games for the Tomb Raider Trilogy.

According to Stewart, it was a mix of remastering the PS2 versions and porting the Xbox 360 and PC versions.

“All three Tomb Raider games included within the Trilogy pack have been built using the Crystal proprietary engine,” he said. “In order to remaster the two PS2 titles previously released, we’ve gone back and reworked the highest available assets from both Legend and Anniversary and this has included reusing some of the HD textures from both the PC and Xbox 360 versions of the games.”

Stewart also said that thanks to improvements in technology, the PS3 versions of the game will look better than the original Xbox 360 versions once remastered.

The Tomb Raider Trilogy, which contains Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld is set for release in March.

It will not contain the Underworld DLC that was released on Xbox 360.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. Maxey

    That sounds really nice. I really love the Tomb Raider games made by them.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    i certainly will try this out which is saying something for tomb raider. I haven’t played a tomb raider game since chronicles on the ps1 O_O

    Between this, the reboot and guardian of light i feel they’ve actually turned this stagnant brand around abit. Props to CD (altho i still want a new LoK game ;_; )

    Shame about the no 360 dlc tho -_-

    #2 4 years ago
  3. TraceableX

    No 360 DLC, no buy.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. triggerhappy686

    So they take some of the HD textures from the 360 and PC build? Thats really interesting, hopefully Ubisoft will do something similar with the Splinter Cell HD Collection. The PS2 versions always had a couple of extra missions not found in the PC or XBox version, would be nice to get these in beautiful HD :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. chronoss2

    i’m sure this i a bunch of lies to sell their games.. we’ll see when there will be a comparison with 360. Eidos are a bunch of liars, they pretend they do good but in the end the game is crap, like Underworld!! this game is a BIG Joke…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Suikoden Fan

    no underworld dlc makes this pack poointless to me, i have played all 3 games but not that dlc without that i see no reason to play this

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Aimless

    I really don’t get the fuss about the DLC, it didn’t amount to much in the end. It would have made a nice inclusion, sure, but this trilogy pack has an RRP of £25 — you can pre-order it for less than that — which is already pretty fantastic value.

    Assuming game performance is up to scratch I’ll definitely be picking this up. It’s a good excuse to play Anniversary again if nothing else.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Thalius

    I just hope that this sells a lot so Crystal Dynamics would consider do a Legacy of Kain HD Remake :)

    #8 4 years ago

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