Crystal Dynamics has released the first in-game screenshots of the upcoming adventure: Rise of the Tomb Raider.
According to Gameinformer, our heroine will shiver with cold in the Russian wilderness this time.
And there will be danger – demanding hunting, crafting of survival gear and tomb robbing. Also, secrets will be disclosed. To top it off, there will be a new mysterious organisation, attempting to give Lara a hard time of it.
In an interview with Noah Hughes, Creative Director of RotTR some information has been brought up.
As has been seen in the reboot before, Lara will have to craft her own weapons and equipment from stuff collected in the environment. Survival elements are supposed to get even more sophisticated and become more realistic. For instance, some upgrades for weapons will only be available through the combat of rare species, the presence of which will be restricted to certain daytimes or weather situations.
It must be assumed that there will be a fluent transition between day- and nighttime, and that the weather will change sporadically. Conditioned by these phenomena, certain areas will only be accessable with correlating environmental circumstances.
A lot of feedback has been received by fans, which will certainly make an impact on the new project. There will be a bigger number of tombs and secret places to be explored. The range of Lara’s equipment and the set skills she can acquire will also grow. In addition to that, she will be able to make her own ammunition and grenades.
To make Lara appear even more realistic, the producers rely on facial full-motion-capture. Thus every emotion can be deduced from facial expression.
As seen in the forerunner, again there will be clever options for initiating combat or avoiding it to begin with. Those who like to keep it down will be enabled to sneak through the bushes or climb trees in order to avoid enemies, for instance.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is supposed to be published exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360 by the end of the year. A later release for further platforms can be expected. However, up to now it remains unclear when the exclusive deal with Microsoft will expire.