Tomb Raider On PC Offers High Resolution Textures, Steamworks

The PC version of Tomb Raider will not be playing second string to its console counterparts, Square Enix has announced. The publisher says that the PC version of the title, which stars Lara Croft, will offer higher fidelity graphics and a host of improvements over the console versions.

The publisher named Nixxes as its partner in helping to port the game to the PC. The same studio handled the PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, both of which were lauded for their “nativeness” to the PC.

The PC version of Tomb Raider will come with Steamworks and Big Picture support, detail tessellation, improved SSAO, post-filter effects, and high resolution textures, in addition to other optimizations and support for mouse and keyboard controls. Additionally, the game is expected to support AMD Eyefinity and AMD HD3D.

Here’s what you’ll need to get the game running:

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

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

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