To spotlight September's PS4 Pro revelation, one of the huge queries going towards the already crowded fall season game releases will be whether or not a new launch supports Sony's hardware upgrade straight out from the box.
As reported beforehand, this will be something the company will leave in the capable hands of developers (with first-party studios, nevertheless) as compatibility will be measured depending on the game. Fans of Lara Croft don't need to worry, though.
Tomb Raider franchise fans should be happy about Rise of the Tomb Raider's port to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's hardware, obviously including High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4k. The trailer released below, however, is capped at 1080p as no 4k versions of the 'remastered' version is out to the public yet, WeGotThisCovered.com reports.
Following the agreement that Sony's platform will come in after being a one-year exclusive for the Xbox One, with Crystal Dynamic's sequel rolled out for the PC earlier, this is undoubtedly the most comprehensive version for Rise of the Tomb Raider. PlayStation Blog reveals new information with regards to the title's compatibility with the, wait for it.... PlayStation VR!
Deemed Blood Ties, this VR mode is described as "purely explorative content" and will let players explore and sightsee the dusty hallways of, Lara's home, Croft Manor. Its setting is half-way point of the narrative, and a comprehensive overview can be read below:
"Chronologically positioned part-way through the main story and selectable as one of a handful of additional extras from the main menu, this side-quest sees Lara returning home to unravel a family mystery. Croft needs to explore her surroundings, piece together clues, and uncover secrets to learn how to reclaim the dilapidated Croft Manor as her own.
"Blood Ties is a purely explorative piece of content, though you can revisit the location in a separate, action-heavy, supernatural zombie-plagued variant, Lara's Nightmare."
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch for an Oct. 11 release but before that happens, early owners of the PlayStation VR won't have to grow impatient because they can explore the Croft Manor 2 days after Oct. 13.