It looks like a next-gen console and a spare $60 lying around will be required in order to play Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
If you were hoping to play the upcoming Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on your PC for a reduced price, you better settle in for a double dose of bad news.
Over on the official Tomb Raider forums, site admin Driber posted an extensive FAQ thread in which it is revealed that there will not be any sort of discount or upgrade plan for those who already own a copy of Tomb Raider. Purchasing Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will run you the full $59.99 price tag despite your past loyalty to the series.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is slated for release on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will feature a number of new graphical enhancements for both Lara and the environments she explores. However, when asked whether those graphical enhancements would ever find their way over to the PC version of Tomb Raider, Square Enix’s response was a disheartening one: "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was designed and rebuilt from the ground up for next-generation consoles. At this time a PC update is not planned."
The game’s Definitive Edition will include the entire base game with enhanced graphics and better backend support for multiplayer, all of the game’s single-player and multiplayer DLC, the “Tomb Raider: The Beginning” digital comic book from Dark Horse, the “Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival” digital art book from Brady Games, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary series titled “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider.” Is all that worth paying full-price for a game that was released almost a year ago? Square Enix seems to think so.