Tag Archives: Crystal Dynamics
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 03:44 BST
All of the highlights Crystal Dynamics nominated as its favourites from Tomb Raider have one thing in common: Lara Croft is suffering. In the studio’s defence, that’s pretty much the whole game right there.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 17:46 BST
Crystal Dynamics has been long-rumoured as working on a reboot of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, but we may find out either way soon, according to the LinkedIn profile of the studio’s lead principal artist Matt McCulloch.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 10:05 BST
Tomb Raider appears to be getting some form of singe-player outfit DLC, according to a batch of leaked screens.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 05:27 BST
Recently, Square Enix sent us a video showing what traversal looks like towards the finale of Tomb Raider, when Lara has all her gear unlocked. If you’re interested in the other half of gameplay, check out this near end-game face off against a pack of trained warriors. Don’t watch this if you have any qualms about spoilers.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 03:55 BST
Most gameplay footage focuses on early sections to avoid spoilers, but this new Tomb Raider video shows off a climbing sequence from quite late in the game. There aren’t really any plot spoilers, so if you’re on the fence about the Crystal Dynamics reboot and keen to see how it looks when Lara has all her gear unlocked, go through.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 23:40 GMT
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 11:38 GMT
Tomb Raider has been patched on PC, bringing in some new Direct X11 trickery and nuking several bugs. Check out the full patch list here.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 01:21 GMT
Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett wanted to craft a human story, not a story about being female – without robbing Lara Croft of her femininity.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 11:09 GMT
Tomb Raider’s DLC slate will focus entirely on multiplayer, Crystal Dynamics global brand manager Karl Stewart has said.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 05:40 GMT
The PC version of Tomb Raider has been patched with a wide variety of bug fixes including improved multiplayer connectivity; better voice chat; TressFX improvements; and better performance when switching view modes or using multiple displays. It’s at least the second time the Crystal Dynamics effort has been patched, and Nvidia released new beta drivers specifically in support of the game a few days ago, so hopefully any problems have now been quashed. Full patch notes are available on Steam.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 14:13 GMT
Square has released some interesting Tomb Raider stats: 5,294,879 deer and 1,417,750 crabs have been hunted; Lara has had 13,742,891 “close calls” and 11,067,764 enemies have been dodged. 147,675,058 enemies have been killed with the bow and 20,601,083 of those were with with fire arrows and folks have looted and salvaged 356,988,302 arrows from these fallen enemies. On top of this, players have robbed 3,570,956 tombs, which is what Tomb Raider is really all about isn’t it? That sweet, sweet loot! Tomb Raider is out now on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 01:04 GMT
The PC version of Tomb Raider has been patched with a number of important updates. Most importantly, Crystal Dynamics has rolled out a handful of fixes for Nvidia and Intel hardware and fixed a bug in a later missions which prevented progress for some players. Less vital but still much appreciated, it’s also added X-axis inversion and separate invert settings for control pads versus mouse and keyboard set ups, and rectified issues with fullscreen. Interestingly, Crystal Dynamics has made a “beta” version of the un-patched game available to those who’d prefer to stick to the old version; visit the patch notes for details on how to access it.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 05:31 GMT
According to a tweet from Tomb Raider global brand manager Karl Stewart, Lara Croft’s latest adventure has reached 1 million players in 48 hours. It’s not clear whether Stewart is referring to sales or just players who have fired the game up while online, allowing Crystal Dynamics to log them, but the developer also said he’d heard some stores are running low on stock. Tomb Raider is available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 21:49 GMT
Tomb Raider’s first piece of multiplayer DLC, dubbed ‘Caves & Cliffs’, is heading to Xbox 360 on March 19 as a timed-exclusive. PC and PS3 owners will have to wait a while longer for the content.
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 | 11:26 GMT
Tomb Raider: Guardian of Light series won’t return, taking ‘new Lara’ forward is the focus for next-gen
Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is looking forward, not backwards when deciding what to do with Lara going in to the next generation. This means that the off-shoot series that began with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light won’t be making a comeback for one.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 21:04 GMT
Tomb Raider launches today, and while it’s met with very few complaints, Brenna’s got one – she wants more, and she doesn’t want it delivered multiplayer-style.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 13:51 GMT
Tomb Raider is out today, and Square has sent over the launch trailer, which we have inserted for you below. To get caught up on everything Tomb Raider related: trailers, op-ed pieces, review scores, news, and the like, you should check out our hub here. It’s out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 today.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 15:42 GMT
Tomb Raider is to get a new movie courtesy of GK Films. The flick will be based on Crystal Dyanmics’ reboot, and the studio will also have a hand in the film’s production.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 16:42 GMT
Those who have already purchased Tomb Raider through Steam can now pre-load the game, the service has announced. If you’ve yet to bite the bullet, you can still get both the standard and Survival Edition for 10% off. The game releases in three days and 13 hours – or March 4, however you prefer to say it.