Realtech VR has announced that they are releasing a remastered version of the Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3 adventure games on Steam. Owners of the original DOS Tomb Raider games on Steam will be happy to learn that they will receive the newly-remastered games for free when they release. For 2018, though, the resulting remastering work will also benefit the Steam versions. Not only will these offer 1080p and 60fps support, but they will feature a new 3D engine and include the chance to play with a controller. This will allow the remasters to have better post-processing effects, including better ambient occlusion and shadows.
For those who might just want decent performance on modern systems: all graphics can be turned down! These remastered products will be based on the mobile version, OpenVR support, use of a new 3D engine, and it will be available free of charge to anyone who already owns the original game.
There is no release date set at the time of writing, but Realtech VR has already done the first two games. "Since TR classic is on Steam, we will use the game data from there".
A set release date has not been announced yet by the developers, but they are saying at least that they have already finished porting the first two games and are now working on the third installment. Like the Candyman being summoned through the mirror by a poor white victim, realtech VR hopped into the timeline and explained that they weren't forced to remaster anything and that they're now finishing up the remaster for Tomb Raider 3. There will be news in the upcoming months.
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