Tomb Raider PS4: Physics Upgrades And Voice Commands
Yesterday, Crystal Dynamics tried to explain why the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider for the PlayStation 4 is worth every penny of that $60.
There's even more upgrade information that may help to further vindicate Square Enix's chosen price point. During a Q&A session on the publisher's official forums, Crystal Dynamics executive producer Scot Amos talked about all sorts of nifty updates for this special next-gen edition:
"There are custom differences as you know for each – meaning that the PS4′s controller has a touch-pad on it, [and] the lit front that we do interact with in-game. Xbox One has Kinect which we make use of, [but] both support voice commands.” You’ll be able to use the updated PlayStation Camera to employ the functionality on the Japanese giant’s hot new hardware, or alternatively you’ll have the option to connect a microphone to the DualShock 4."
New voice commands will let you switch between weapons on the fly, and Amos adds that their engineers "were dedicated to improving physics both on Lara and in the world." So, that means her climbing axe, radio and bow-and-arrow have all been updated to reflect more realistic physics. Basically, it's a major atmospheric upgrade overall, and it extends to everything from Lara's hair to even the smallest aspects of her surroundings.
Then again, it could be just a lot of PR speak. There's some of that in there, too, so we should probably acknowledge it.
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider
12/31/2013 10:05:52 PM Ben Dutka