Rise of the Tomb Raider Targeting 1080p/30fps, Engine Ovehauled To Utilize Full Power of Xbox One

Game has been developed from the ground up on Xbox One, says Game Director Brian Horton.

Posted By | On 20th, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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During E3 2015, Game Director for ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Brian Horton explained to GamingBolt how they will be pushing the power of the Xbox One to deliver a stunning gameplay and visual experience this holiday. Horton revealed that working on the definitive edition of the Tomb Raider reboot allowed them to push the Xbox One to its limits and everything that you will see in Rise of the Tomb Raider has been developed from the ground up.

“We were working during a generational shift where we were able to learn about the power of next generation consoles when we made the definitive edition of Tomb Raider but we really wanted to make Rise of the Tomb Raider from the ground up. Everything has been rewritten, the lighting engine has been rewritten, the animation engine for Lara’s facial expression has been completely redone. All of our material processing, lighting engine and everything has been overhauled to utilize the full power of the Xbox One,” Horton explained to GamingBolt.

Working closely with Microsoft meant that the development team did not face any issues with eSRAM or with the console itself, says Horton.

“We have a fantastic relationship with Microsoft. We got work directly with them and were able to understand how to get most out of the system and it has been a flawless experience so far.”

And finally, he confirmed that they are targeting 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second for the Xbox One version. And if the recent Xbox SDK updates are anything to go by, we are confident that Rise of the Tomb Raider will indeed achieve that resolution standard.

Stay tuned for our full interview with Brian Horton in the coming weeks.

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  • Icaraeus

    I can watch Avatar on PS4 as well. The Last of Us Remastered runs at 60fps. E3 2014 is a cutscene on a PS4. I don’t even know what kool aid is. I’m 18. How old are you?

  • Jeremy Freeman

    And on 360 720p 30fps, maybe even 1080i?, which is why I’ll never buy an Xbox One. it’s not THAT far ahead. I think the game will look and play fantastic on 360, just like the 2013 version. Also I have a PS4, so I’m not that desperate. 🙂

  • hvd hvd

    devs still dont understand how to build for the new consoles.


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