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Tomb Raider Definitive Edition not coming to PC

No upgrade promotions planned for owners of the original game

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition will not be released on PC, and no upgrade promotions are planned for owners of the original title.

"Tomb Raider Definitive Edition was designed and rebuilt from the ground up for next-generation consoles," Eidos said in a FAQ posted on its forums. "At this time a PC update is not planned."


Though the PC version of the original game included some of the graphical improvements players can expect to find on PS4 and Xbox One, such as the hair-physics simulating TressFX, the upcoming console release will feature several exclusive re-touches to Lara and the game world noted in our newly published Tomb Raider Definitive Edition preview.

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition includes all of the original game's DLC for single-player side tombs and multiplayer. It also features a digital comic book, digital art book, and a documentary series called The Final Hours of Tomb Raider.

Eidos has confirmed that Tomb Raider Definitive Edition will cost $60 at retail and as a digital download when it launches on January 28 in North America and January 31 in Europe. No discounts will be offered for owners of the original game, nor will saves or achievements/trophies transfer over.

The Xbox One version lets players change weapons and navigate menus with Kinect voice commands, while PS4 players can stream their gameplay to Vita.

Fans should not expect any new story elements or hints at Lara Croft's next outing in the game but, according to the FAQ, Definitive Edition is Eidos' "first movement towards what a next-generation Lara will look like - the caliber of model you'll see in her future adventures".