first_img Square-Enix Officially Announces New Tomb Raider GameBest Games to Get for the PlayStation 4 Pro Stay on target The Xbox One X is set to launch in just a few short weeks. As Microsoft has touted, this machine will be “the most powerful console ever.” One title that will take advantage of the system’s six teraflops is Rise of the Tomb Raider. This game already looked great on Xbox 360, PC, and PS4. How will it appear on Microsoft’s upcoming system? I had a chance to check out the game last week and saw the enhancements first-hand. It is safe to say that Xbox One X owners will be happy about this one.As you would expect, Rise of the Tomb Raider (RotTR from this point forward) runs at a native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. It was developed by Nixxes, who also handled the PC, PS4, and Xbox 360 ports. The company has proven it knows how to get the most out of hardware. On Xbox One X, Nixxes was able to take things to another level.Like the PS4 version, this port of RotTR has a slew of graphical options. There is the aforementioned 4K mode which delivers a pure 2160p signal. Enriched 4K mode contains more graphical in-game effects such as volumetric fog, increased anti-aliasing, increased foliage, and more. The game runs at 30 frames-per-second on both 4K modes. Lastly, users have the option to play at a standard 1080p resolution. While this mode displays fewer pixels than either of the 4K modes, it does enable the game to run at 60fps. Because of this, gamers can choose between performance or resolution.I’ve played RotTR several times on each of the available platforms. As I made my way through the Syrian level’s familiar caves, hidden chambers, and aqueducts, it was like playing for the first time. There were a few instances where I almost botched certain jumps or got caught in easily avoidable traps because I was too busy looking at all of the new details. I was especially impressed by the lighting and how the environment was affected by it.I was told that it wasn’t hard to port RotTR to Xbox One X. The game was already a graphical powerhouse even on the Xbox 360. It was really just a matter of further enhancing what was already there and optimizing it for the system. The build I played was actually an alpha version. Since development is still ongoing, it’s reasonable to believe it will look even better when the patch is eventually released.Those who already own the game on Xbox One can enjoy the enhanced Xbox One X edition by simply installing a patch. RotTR on Xbox One is fairly cheap these days, so securing a copy won’t break the bank. By releasing this as an update, Microsoft is wisely ensuring that both old and new customers are treated fairly.Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics have certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of RotTR for the past two years. This isn’t an issue since the game is truly one of this generation’s best. Its fitting that this former Xbox One exclusive is also a showcase title for Xbox One X. Even those (like myself) who are somewhat skeptical about iterative consoles will have a hard time denying how impressive this port looks. It’s certainly worth it for those looking forward to purchasing “The X.”Rise of the Tomb Raider has at last revealed its final form.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img