April 15, 2024

In response to Tomb Raider followers, the very best model of the just lately launched Tomb Raider I-III Remastered assortment isn’t on Steam or Xbox. As a substitute, it’s on the Epic Video games Retailer. Or, properly, it was, till immediately when the studio behind the remaster patched it out of existence, leaving some gamers pissed off.

Two weeks in the past, the brand new Tomb Raider remastered assortment—containing fancy-looking variations of the unique three video games—launched on consoles and PCs. It wasn’t an ideal launch, with some bugs and different points, however usually, followers had been happy with it. However weirdly, among the issues followers had—together with overly darkish ranges, lacking textures, and damaged picture mode poses—weren’t current within the Epic Video games Retailer model of Tomb Raider I-III. This led to some confusion as to why this occurred and when the opposite variations of the gathering could be improved to match the Epic Retailer construct. Nonetheless, Aspyr—the studio accountable for the remastered bundle—lastly responded to fan complaints and claimed the Epic construct was the incorrect model, saying it was “incomplete.”

Whereas loads of followers had noticed the variations between the Epic variations and different builds of the Tomb Raider trilogy, one person on Twitter—Small Medipack—grew to become the de facto reporter of the state of affairs. They began tweeting concerning the state of affairs on February 26, creating a long and detailed thread showcasing all the assorted variations folks had found. And there was loads to doc.

Some adjustments are minor, like a texture being barely completely different in methods you may solely discover if immediately evaluating the variations side-by-side. Different adjustments are large. Some areas of the sport appeared significantly better because of bigger holes in the roof letting in additional gentle. Different ranges had larger, more impressive skyboxes that weren’t hidden behind drab ceilings. One other distinction is the inclusion of more photo mode poses and a few, together with one with Lara sitting, labored higher within the Epic Retailer construct in comparison with Steam or console. Another minor adjustments included completely different, better-looking vegetation in a number of desert areas, animated textures which are lacking in different variations, sure gadgets being simpler to identify, and improved water visuals in some areas. And that’s not all the things! So yeah, the Epic construct appears significantly better.

Nonetheless, it needs to be famous that achievements in the Epic Store version were broken. So it wasn’t excellent, however followers had been very happy to dwell with that one drawback to get a better-looking Tomb Raider trilogy.

Tomb Raider trilogy’s finest model is now gone

Naturally, many followers needed a solution from Aspyr concerning the state of affairs and a timeline on when different variations of the remaster could be equally upgraded. And on February 29, they bought a solution, but it surely wasn’t the one they had been hoping for in any respect.

Right here’s what the dev needed to say concerning the variations on Steam earlier immediately:

Regarding the Epic Video games Retailer construct and associated tales…

A growth construct with incomplete belongings has been obtainable for obtain on the Epic Video games Retailer.

Content material in that Epic Video games Retailer construct contained some work-in-progress supplies that don’t signify our remaining high quality expectations. We have now corrected the construct to match the dwell Steam model.

The Epic Retailer model of the sport has since already been updated and all the adjustments and variations that followers had documented and praised are actually gone. The model, a minimum of in line with followers, now matches the opposite ports of the Tomb Raider remastered assortment.

“Oh crap it’s just like the Steam model now,” tweeted Small Medipack after updating the Epic Retailer port.

It’s not all unhealthy information, as Aspyr additionally mentioned on Steam that it’s at present engaged on Tomb Raider I-III’s first replace they usually plan to launch it within the “subsequent few weeks.”

“We recognize your endurance as we need to be certain that the standard is assembly the wants and expectations of our group,” mentioned Aspyr.

Now followers are left ready and questioning if among the graphical and gameplay fixes present in that so-called “incomplete” construct of the brand new Tomb Raider trilogy shall be included on this upcoming patch. If not, I anticipate much more confusion and frustration.


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