Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition News for PS4

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Microsoft's senior director of product management Albert Penello believes that the discussion surrounding the performance differences between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has gotten "way overblown", dismissing the variations in frame rate and resolution between some multiplatform titles as being "pretty minor".

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"Look, I've had a lot of time to think about this and I believe in what I said," Penello told Gamertag Radio (via Gaming Bolt), referring to comments he made about the Xbox One's power last year.

"I believe that the difference in the boxes [PS4 and Xbox One] is not that great and I know what's going on behind the scenes and I probably have access to more information about some of this thing than a lot of people. Sometimes I think people tend to neglect the points that are in my favour and they like to highlight the points that tell me that I am wrong. Right now, I still think Ryse is still the best looking game on any platform. Period. End of story.

"I think if you look at the titles that we launched that were multiplatform titles, the bulk of them were the same. I think there was something like 12 titles that released on both platforms and all but three of them had basically the same performance on both boxes.

"Everybody wants to focus on, you know, there's a frame rate thing going on in Tomb Raider, there is a resolution thing going on and, okay, there's a lot of reasons why that could be true but we're weeks in. We just shipped, it's a long generation."

He continued: "I think people who bought an Xbox One are going to be in for an awesome generation of games that are only going to get better, and an awesome generation of experiences. I think these little things get way overblown versus like the quality of the games and the real differences in the two experiences which are pretty minor."

It was revealed earlier this week that the PS4 version of Tomb Raider runs at 60fps, with the Xbox One version reported to render at 30fps.

The news also follows shortly after the performance differences seen between the two consoles at launch, which saw major titles Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed 4 render at higher resolutions on PS4.

Square told yesterday that it considers anything above 30fps for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition as "gravy".


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essex1212's Avatar


This is why Videogamer should do their own version of feedbackula, Martin Gaston's voices on it are brilliant :)
Posted 11:59 on 27 January 2014
Karlius's Avatar


Ahh this thread would be perfect for an Adam Buxton Skit.
Posted 10:54 on 27 January 2014
WhatISayGoes's Avatar


Amen brother, I gamed on the 360 last gen and I don't think I ever played an exclusive and enjoyed it. Now I see the console kings have returned so I have gone with the superior machine. THE PS4.
All last gen xbox fanboys gave the bigun to PS3 owners because multiplats looked better on the 360 due to the cell processor which was hard to develop for, for 3rd parties.
NOW THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT, and xbox fanboys cannot understand or comprehend what has happened. THE CONSOLE KINGS HAVE RETURNED. That is what has happened, and Microsoft has dropped the ball with their fists up their arses completely deluded about Kinect and MULTIMEDIA functionality.
And far far superior.
Albert Penello has been exposed numerous times on Neogaf as a fraud and a complete liar and completely biased towards Microsoft who he is unsurprisingly employed by.
This is for the players, THIS IS PS4.
Posted 19:31 on 25 January 2014
IronMit's Avatar


it's not about the fps it's about what the consoles are capable of and fps of similar looking multiplats is a good indicator.

4 years down the line I don't want to have a PS3 Skyrim style performance issues.

The fact that this XBOX guy is no longer talking about the developer learning curve and apparent upcoming improved drivers is also not a good. Now their default argument is 'please don't care'.
Posted 11:00 on 25 January 2014
DonFapowski's Avatar


"What people should be discussing is why a flat, lifeless game with the worst voice acting since Resident Evil (especially Roth with his scouse accent that sounds like a cockney mocking a scouser) is being re-released before anyone gets a chance to forget how bad it was (just my opinion)?

So it really boils down to this. Do you want to be bored at 30 or 60fps?"

^^everything Skidoosh said. Lara Croft's character should have gray hair and wrinkles by now anyways.
Posted 07:40 on 25 January 2014


I think many people would chose the Xbox One based on the success and their experience with the Xbox 360, rather than knowing anything about the capabilities of either machine (especially since if you live outside of the US, the Xbox One instantly loses over half its multimedia content).

Let's put this into Dark Soulsese for the population here. :P
How many people using DSfix decide that they don't want to unlock the framerate limiter?

As for the Ryse quote, while I'm sure that's rather debatable in the first place, the fact of the matter is that it's easy enough to make something look better if you lower the framerate cap.
Or use screenshots to make your point!

You can put a lot of PC games on ultra (or beyond) settings, use ENBs and absurd levels of super sampled Anti-Aliasing and I'm damn sure you'll have something that looks a hell of a lot better than Ryse.
But the framerate might be down to unplayable levels.
Looks amazing in screenshots though!
Posted 04:25 on 25 January 2014
KingHobnob's Avatar


"Ryse is the best looking game on any platform"
Top lel Micro$oft
Posted 01:26 on 25 January 2014
plat0nic's Avatar


I heard Microsoft shipped with all those cameras so the NSA could spy on you!
Posted 23:51 on 24 January 2014
WhatISayGoes's Avatar


I bet you do Microsoft LOLOLOLOL
Playstation domination of the company from the obese nation.
Posted 23:29 on 24 January 2014

skidoosh@ tonyxb0x

Oh look, here comes a mythical troll creature!
Posted 22:33 on 24 January 2014
tonyxb0x's Avatar

tonyxb0x@ GeoH2102

I think people choose Xbox due to more features, better and more abundant apps, TV integration, better UI, better online and multiplayer experience, more skilled players, greater mobile integration (Smartglass), and better exclusive games.

PS4 is nice for pure gaming, but nothing like a PC when it comes to that (usually running Microsoft's Windows) . The PS4 is basically for someone who uses a phone just to make phone calls. The One is a smartphone.
Posted 22:13 on 24 January 2014


People are focusing on the wrong issues here!

What people should be discussing is why a flat, lifeless game with the worst voice acting since Resident Evil (especially Roth with his scouse accent that sounds like a cockney mocking a scouser) is being re-released before anyone gets a chance to forget how bad it was (just my opinion)?

So it really boils down to this. Do you want to be bored at 30 or 60fps?

I'll keep the money in my account until Dark Souls II comes out thanks.
Posted 21:21 on 24 January 2014
Clxmj's Avatar


Off the record. I'm a twat right.. but even this twat can tell the difference between a game running at 30fps compared to 60fps. How much does this Penello get paid to sound like a twat, i wanna job there too.
Posted 20:38 on 24 January 2014
shinobi602's Avatar


This isn't a very smart response.
Posted 19:33 on 24 January 2014


"Too much has been made of this story... let's release a response so that even more people hear about"

I like the idea of Dave putting that gravy quote into completely unrelated articles.
Posted 18:51 on 24 January 2014

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Release Date: 31/01/2014
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 844 66
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