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The first details have risen from the shadows (ahem) regarding the upcoming Tomb Raider movie sequel starring Alicia Vikander is the iconic Lara Croft.
Nvidia has released a brand new graphics card drive, albeit it a tiny bit late to qualify as a“day-1” Game Ready performance fix. They still call yesterday’s GeForce 419.67 WHQL GPU drive a Day 1 Game Ready driver for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice though, a game that came out four days ago, so I think we’re slowly losing our grasp on the meanings of basic words.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has become the third PC game to provide support for real-time ray-tracing. Nixxes has just pushed Shadow’s 13th PC patch, implementing ray-traced shadows, appropriately enough.
While Capcom has emerged like a phoenix from the flames in the last few years, Square Enix has been taking the opposite trajectory. During the latest Square Enix earnings report, it was revealed they’ve had a rough time of it with profits dropping a massive 60.1% year on year and net sales down 4.8%.
Lara’s latest has been out roughly a month now and that can mean only one thing - it’s season pass content time. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be getting seven DLC expansions of varying sizes as part of its season pass, kicking off next month with ‘The Forge’.
Hot on the heels of Nvidia’s RTX 20 Series driver release, AMD has pushed out the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 GPU drivers with improved performance across a range of new AAA titles.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest in a long line of Tomb Raider games, dropping the player into lush South American environments as Lara once attempts to avert catastrophe. Shadow of the Tomb Raider can be quite the looker, but it can also be ugly as sin depending on the graphics options chosen.
Square Enix launched Shadow of the Tomb Raider over the weekend. The concluding part of the Tomb Raider 'Origins' trilogy, it's also the first Tomb Raider game to be developed by Eidos Montreal, of Deus Ex fame. Port house Nixxes is once again handling the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but just how well does this notoriously demanding series transition to PC? We've benchmark SotTR to find out just that. 
Nixxes has pushed out the first PC patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, implementing a raft of changes that the port specialist didn’t quite have time to fix in time for the game going gold.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider has dropped today, and Team Red users looking to get the best possible performance should probably be grabbing the new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.1 graphics card driver.
The first Shadow of the Tomb Raider reviews are out in the wild. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, to be honest, ranging from a lowly 40% up to a massive 95%, averaging out at 77/100 on Metacritic. If you’re planning on picking up Lara’s latest this week though, then Nvidia’s got you covered with a brand-spanking new GeForce 399.24 WHQL driver release.