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  • Writer's pictureGiovani Zaghi

Unreal Engine 5 Transforms Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's Classic Return!

On March 20, 2024, at the State of Unreal event during the Game Developers Conference, Simon Tourangeau, VP of Engineering at Unreal Engine, detailed the upcoming features in Unreal Engine 5.4, including local fog volumes, Niagara lightweight emitters, Lumen, Shadows and Ray Tracing, variable rate shading for Nanite, enhanced instance culling, and improved renderer parallelism.


A campfire with various artifacts around
Lara Croft Campfire

Crystal Dynamics is working on a new multi-platform Tomb Raider game powered by Unreal Engine 5, with global support and publishing by Amazon Games. This engine is set to bring significant improvements to the Tomb Raider series, promising visually stunning and modern experiences.

Recent visuals of Lara Croft in her classic outfit have thrilled fans, hinting at a long-desired return to her roots, blending the charm of the original games with today's cutting-edge technology.

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