Rise of The Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date, 20 Year Celebration Edition, And PS4 vs PC Graphic Comparison
Because of its strange release schedule – with the game coming first on Xbox One, then on PC and now finally on PS4 – Rise of the Tomb Raider stayed relevant for more than a year after its original Xbox release. This time, our focus is on the PS4 release date, the game’s PS4 Pro graphic options, contents of the special, 20 Year Celebration Edition package and a quick graphical comparison between PS4 Pro and PC graphics. So, let’s start from the beginning.
Amazon Germany apparently unveiled Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release date. According to the site the game should see the light of day on Sony’s latest console on October 11. Note that the date is tied with the game’s collector’s edition, called Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, which will be the only edition of the game available for PS4 and PS4 Pro.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will contain some cool stuff. The package will include the following:
• Award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider
• Brutal new “Extreme Survivor” difficulty mode (no checkpoints)
• “Blood Ties” & “Lara’s Nightmare” premium DLC
• Co-op support for “Endurance Mode”, challenging players to survive extreme conditions with a friend
• Re-envisioned cold-weather outfit and weapon for Lara inspired by Tomb Raider III
• Classic Lara card pack which will allow fans to play “Expedition Modes” using one of several classic Lara models
• All existing DLC including “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” and “Cold Darkness Awakened”, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, 35 Expedition Cards, and more
• Support for PlayStation VR that challenges players to unlock the mysteries of Croft Manor in first person
Blood Ties and Lara’s Nightmare are two upcoming DLC packs that will also be available as standalone downloads. Blood Ties will let you explore the Croft Manor, and Lara’s Nightmare will face Lara with a zombie invasion (it seems that even Tomb Raider isn’t immune against the not-so-recent Zombie modes swarm).
Aside from the two new DLC packs, the game will offer players a new Co-op mode, in which two players will have to survive the wilderness during day and fight off waves of enemies that’ll attack them during night.
Further, it seems that the PS4 Pro edition of the game will include three graphic presets, each targeting a different ratio of visual details and performance. 4K Resolution mode will target 30 frames-per-second along with 4K rendering resolution; Enriched Visuals mode will bring better visuals on 1080p resolution along with 30 frames-per-second performance. The final mode called the High Frame rate mode will lower some graphical options in order to bring the frame rate up to 60 frames-per-second. Developer Crystal Dynamics noted that the game won’t always work in 60fps while on the High Frame rate mode, but will almost all of the time work in 45+ frames-per-second.
For the end, we leave you one graphical comparison video showing the differences between the PS4 Pro version of the game and a maxed out PC version. As you can see, although the game looks stunning on PS4 Pro, it still falls short when compared to the PC version, mostly with the quality of textures. It seems that even PS4 Pro won’t be able to run the game with texture resolution that compares to the Very High texture option on PC. Other than that, the game looks gorgeous, even though it originally got released a year ago.