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Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is coming to Xbox
Three-game collection listed on the Microsoft Store; no Series X/S enhancements mentioned
Square Enix is set to release a Tomb Raider trilogy collection as soon as this month, a listing on the Microsoft Store has revealed.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is set to contain Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition in one package. A March 18 release is listed, but this could be a placeholder.
“Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is the complete edition of the award-winning Tomb Raider origin games,” the listing reads.
“With all the definitive edition content from each game, this Trilogy promises dozens of hours of breathtaking exploration, challenging puzzle-solving, and survival combat with Lara as she becomes the Tomb Raider she was destined to become.”
The games are listed as 4K Ultra HD and HDR10 compatible, but there’s no mention of specific next-gen console features such as improved graphics or new features.
On console, the Tomb Raider games are already playable on Xbox Series X and S via backwards compatibility, though none of the titles have received specific next-gen enhancement patches.
For example, Rise of the Tomb Raider’s 4K quality mode is still capped at 30fps on next-gen consoles, while the 60fps performance mode drops resolution to 1080p.
On PC, the most recent Tomb Raider instalment, 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider, features ray-traced lighting via Nvidia’s GeForce RTX cards.
‘Big ambitions’ for Tomb Radier’s future
Crystal Dynamics has said it intends to celebrate the Tomb Raider franchise’s 25th anniversary throughout 2021. It’s said it will promote fan art and cosplay alongside various interviews, livestreams and “lots of surprises”.
In a recent video outlining its plans for Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary this year, developer Crystal Dynamics revealed that Lara Croft’s next video game adventure would “unify” the timelines in Core Design’s original Tomb Raider games and its own reboot trilogy.
“We’ve got big ambitions for the future of Tomb Raider,” said Will Kerslake, Tomb Raider franchise game director at Crystal Dynamics. “Our origin trilogy back in 2013 told the story of Lara’s early days when she was forged into a survivor, became a hero and ultimately the Tomb Raider.
“But the classic games featured a seasoned and confident adventurer, travelling the world, unlocking its secrets, often standing alone against cataclysmic forces.
“We envision the future of Tomb Raider unfolding after these established adventures, telling stories that build upon the breadth of both Core Design’s and Crystal Dynamics’ games, working to unify these timelines.”
Publisher Square Enix announced last October that Tomb Raider Reloaded, a free-to-play action game for mobiles, is scheduled for release in 2021.
In January, MGM announced that Misha Green, the creator and director of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, will direct the movie sequel Tomb Raider 2, which will see Alicia Vikander reprise her role as Lara Croft.
In a recently published feature, VGC named Tomb Raider one of eight big game anniversaries that deserve to be honoured in 2021.