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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief Half Off This Weekend

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25w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team announced today that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief are half off this weekend.

Below are the details, to quote: Big savings on two massive PS4 blockbusters for a limited time only.

It's payday! So with our friends at Square Enix, we have a pair of cracking offers for you to get stuck into. Your weekend can be taken up with a spot of adventuring in Tomb Raider, or alternatively maybe sneak around in the dark in Thief. Whichever you choose, you'll have fun and save big at the same time.

Thief (PS3)
Was £39.99/59.99/AU$69.95, now £19.99/29.99/AU$39.95

Thief (PS4)
Was £49.99/69.99/AU$99.95, now £24.99/34.99/AU$47.95

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Was £44.99/59.99/AU$84.95, now £22.49/29.99/AU$39.95

Offer ends 31st March 2014.
 

Video: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Out Today on PlayStation 4

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34w ago - Crystal Dynamics Community Manager Meagan Marie announced alongside a video trailer that the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is out today on PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is often declared a passion project at Crystal Dynamics, and in my opinion it shows. Lara's next-gen debut united three studios - leads from Crystal, longtime partner Nixxes, and Sleeping Dogs' United Front Games - to usher Tomb Raider into a new generation of gaming.

Definitive Edition pairs the vision and artistry of the original release with technological improvements that allowed for a truly definitive experience, and one that only hints at what the future holds for Lara.

We're really eager to get Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition into your hands, or the hands of your friends if they've yet to venture to Yamatai. Below you'll find a few words from the team thanking you for your support, and for spreading the word about Lara's first journey on next-gen.





"Thanks in advance everyone! Enjoy the improved Lara!"
Mike Abahazy, Senior Technical Artist

"I just wanted to say thanks to all the TR fans out there - old and new! It was great fun working on the Definitive Edition....
 

Hands-on with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4

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37w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is back with a hands-on peek with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4 below!

To quote: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not a simple, upscaled version of last year's critically-acclaimed adventure. It's a colossal effort, soaked in visual enhancements and technical optimizations. Just when we thought Lara Croft hit her peak, she keeps on climbing.

One of the first challenges Crystal Dynamics faced was Lara herself - even though the team had smashed expectations with the impressive original game. A new head and face model have been implemented in this portrayal of Lara, bringing new life to the legendary heroine.

Among the torrent of improvements made, the developers worked with subsurface scattering technology on Lara's skin. This means light will actually pierce the top layer of her skin and diffuse, giving it a realistic glow.

Lara's equipment has also been given abundant attention. Her bow and pickaxe clatter, bob, and move with her body, giving her entire character a renewed sense of authenticity. She sweats and bleeds like the best of us when put under extreme duress, and the remarkable animation and voice work continue to instill Lara with life.

There was no slowing down for Crystal Dynamics after...
 

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Detailed, Hits PS4 January 28th, 2014

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41w ago - Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Scot Amos announced today that the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition hits PS4 on January 28th, 2014.

Below are the details, to quote: Hi everyone, I'm Scot Amos, executive producer at Crystal Dynamics. On January 28th of 2014, we're bringing the award-winning Tomb Raider experience to PS4 in the form of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Recreating our franchise for PS4 was a true labor of love for the team. The critically acclaimed story and action adventure remain solidly intact and as riveting as ever. However, we took the opportunity to use the increased horsepower of the hardware to create the Tomb Raider we always envisioned.

We had a core team here at Crystal collaborating with the super talented teams at United Front Games (who worked with Square Enix on Sleeping Dogs) and Nixxes (whom Crystal has partnered with since the Legacy of Kain days). Together, we pulled the game apart and painstakingly rebuilt it with enhanced visual fidelity, realism, and a new immersive richness to the world.

Getting our gameplay up to native 1080p meant increasing all of our texture resolutions by over 4x so the details and nuances can be seen in their full glory.

However, it's subtleties like our subsurface scattering technology - how we...
 
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