PC Gamers Should Be Very Happy With Tomb Raider, Requirements Revealed

Square Enix doing it again.

Posted By | On 22nd, Feb. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Continuing on the steps of Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix is once again promoting a very strong PC port for Tomb Raider. They have revealed the PC requirements for the game.

They have supported the PC version pretty well with high tessellation, shadow quality and many other features you can find below. The game will also be taking advantage of Steamworks for saves and other features.

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The graphics options include:

  • Very high resolution textures with up to 16x the amount of data
  • Detail Tessellation to enhance the detail on many surfaces in the game
  • Higher quality shadows
  • High quality bokeh depth of field with near-blur
  • Tessellation algorithms used to smooth out geometry
  • Improved cloth, SSAO, quality wetness effects, and post-filter effects.
  • LOD quality is adjustable for better quality on higher-end machines.

And here are the PC requirements for Tomb Raider:

Minimum system requirements for PC

  •  Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
  •  DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
  • Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
  • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended system requirements for PC

  1. Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  2. DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870, nVidia GTX 480
  3. Quad core CPU:  AMD Phenom II X2 565, Intel Core i5-750
  4. 4GB Memory

Darrell Gallagher, Studio Head of Crystal Dynamics commented: “With over a decade of experience working alongside AMD and Nixxes at Crystal Dynamics alone, we had rock solid partners on board to create a superb Tomb Raider experience for PC gamers around the world. At Crystal we approach each of our projects with the sole intention of creating the best possible consumer experience for that format, and we are proud to have worked alongside two great partners who hold the very same values.”

Are you a happy with what Square Enix are doing with Tomb Raider? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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