Rise of the Tomb Raider features new weather system, dynamic time, and more

A bunch of new details for Rise of the Tomb Raider have emerged that informs us of some new tech being included in the game as well as improvements on previous features.


Ever since Microsoft announced Rise of the Tomb Raider, we’ve been hearing a trickle of info regarding the upcoming title. Today, we’re finally getting some concrete details thanks to Game Informer’s latest video interview.

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s game director Brian Horton revealed a ton of new information regarding the game, which includes dynamic time and day, an adaptive weather system, and the inclusion of different animals that will show up at different times.

Snow will play a large role in Rise of the Tomb Raider as Lara will be able to dig snow trenches to help shelter herself, and the snow technology in the game will allow unique footprints to be left behind by animals, which will slowly fill over time. Snow won’t always be helpful to Lara as she can suddenly find herself in the middle of an avalanche or snow storm.

Tomb Raider’s upgrade system will once again be making a return, although Lara will now be able to upgrade a number of bows rather than upgrade a single bow. Traversing the environment will also be making a return, and will be a large part of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s experience, although Horton promises the experience will be improved this time around as Lara can climb across mountains and additional terrain.

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    February 12, 2015 8:20 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Rise of the Tomb Raider features new weather system, dynamic time, and more

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      February 12, 2015 8:43 AM

      Is this going to be xbox only or was it sorted out that it would coming to PC as well?? I loved the first one.

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        February 12, 2015 8:46 AM

        It's "timed exclusive" so it'll be on PS4 later and, presumably, PC as well.

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          February 12, 2015 8:48 AM

          that's all i need to know to keep me happy and interested about the game

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      February 12, 2015 8:49 AM

      Sounds like a solid timed exclusive and a classic "2" more of everything.

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      February 12, 2015 10:45 AM


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        February 12, 2015 11:26 AM

        I will keep my eye on it, but like you said, same am waiting for the PC version, the last was amazing on the PC.

        If they where smart they put out the HD version(PS4 & XB1 version) of the first one for the PC till we wait for the new one to be released.

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      February 12, 2015 5:05 PM

      Wake me up when the PS4 version is ready.

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