January 29, 2016

Congratulations, Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Winner!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Marlon Brendon from Brazil! He's the winner of our Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Digital Deluxe Edition giveaway. The Steam code has been sent by email, and I hope he'll be enjoying the game very soon.

Thanks again to Crystal Dynamics for donating the code—and to everyone who entered the giveaway and helped spread the word. Raid on!

Rise of the Tomb Raider concept art
Rise of the Tomb Raider concept art. Click to enlarge.

January 27, 2016

Win Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Digital Deluxe Edition

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches for PC tomorrow! For a chance to win the Steam Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the game and Season Pass, use the widget below to enter with your email address or Facebook account. Unlock bonus entries by following me on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, and taking a quick Rise of the Tomb Raider survey.

This giveaway is only open for 24 hours. Entries will be accepted until January 28, 2016, at 10 pm EST (3 am GMT January 29). The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email as soon as possible afterward. This prize has been donated by Crystal Dynamics, the game developers. Thanks to everyone there for their generosity and hard work.

For details about the game, including minimum and recommended system specifications, visit Steam's Rise of the Tomb Raider page. System Requirements Lab also has a handy "Can I Run It?" tool in case you're not sure whether your PC can handle the game.

Thanks for entering and good luck!

January 5, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to Windows PC January 28

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available for Windows PC January 28, 2016. The game launched exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November, leaving most of the fan base out of the loop. So this should come as good news to PC players. PlayStation 4 gamers will have to wait until late 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available as a digital download from Steam, the Windows 10 store, Amazon, the Square Enix e-store, and other retailers. The standard edition is priced at $59.99. The Digital Deluxe edition is $89.99, and includes the Season Pass for current and future DLC. A physical disk will be available in some countries.

A deluxe edition is available for pre-order exclusively through the Square Enix Store. It is priced at $149.99 and includes download codes for the game and Season Pass, a 12-inch statue of Lara Croft, a collectible steel case, and replicas of Lara's leather journal and jade necklace.

For additional information, including minimum system requirements, check out the Q&A from the developers below. For spoiler-free details about the game—along with my walkthrough in progress—visit my Rise of the Tomb Raider page and previous blog posts, which cover things like the Season Pass, game modes and Expedition, and other features.

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC

Who led development of Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC?

Longtime partner Nixxes took lead in developing Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC, in close collaboration with Crystal Dynamics.

What are the minimum specs for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC?

Minimum OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor:  Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB
RAM: 6GB
HD Space: 25GB
DirectX: DirectX 11
Input: Mouse + Keyboard

What frame rate and resolution is Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC?

At recommended settings you can run the game at 60 FPS at 1080p. With max settings you will be able to run the game in 4K resolution.

What territories will sell Rise of the Tomb Raider for the PC as a physical disk?

Confirmed territories that will sell Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC as a physical disk include UK, France, Germany, and Poland. Further territories TBD.

Will Rise of the Tomb Raider also release on Mac?

We do not have any details on a Mac version at this time.

Will DLC already released for Xbox be available at launch?

Yes, all content currently available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be available as part of the season pass at launch. All future content will be released simultaneously across all platforms.

Can you play Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC with a controller?

You can play Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC with a controller, or with mouse and keyboard.

Are there any unique features for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC?

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will support 4K resolution and features improved framerate and visuals.

Is the January 28 release date global?

Rise of the Tomb Raider will release digitally on January 28th worldwide. The physical version will go on sale in select territories on January 29th.

Are the languages the same for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC? Any additional languages?

The languages options for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC are the same as the Xbox One and Xbox 360 version. [Check the Steam product page for the 12 supported languages.]

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