The un-patched version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider features an alternate post-credits scene that developer Eidos Montreal has said was 'mistakenly included in the game.'
News first emerged last week on the Tomb Raider forums, when user 'Tombstone' (via Kotaku) asked why no-one else was talking about one very specific element featured in the ending sequence, which naturally had other forum members scratching their heads.
I can't really go into much more detail here without posting spoiler, so you've been warned.
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The alternate sequence in question features Lara Croft sitting in Croft Manor, with Winston the Butler bringing her refreshments as she ponders her next move. The biggest change here is the fact we're given a lingering glimpse at a letter addressed to Miss Croft from Jacqueline Natla. Yes, Natla. As in, the main baddie from the original Tomb Raider.
Pretty cool, right? We also get to see a brief shot of Lara's iconic dual pistols, which were her standard firearms in the original games.
This obviously differs from the post-credits scene in the version everyone else has played, which sees Lara once again pondering over her future, but there's no Natla letter. Instead, we see a child's drawing of a young Lara, her parents, a pyramid, and a T-Rex, which is more of a subtle way of hinting at her future endeavours.
The developers later released the following statement:
'During the course of development on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, multiple post-credits scenes were explored. Unfortunately one of the directions that was considered, but not chosen, was mistakenly included in the game. The Day One patch fixes this error, along with many other improvements. As always, we highly recommend that our players install the patch to enjoy the complete and most up-to-date experience.'
Read our Shadow of the Tomb Raider review here to see if it's worth your hard-earned cash.