Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Was Not Developed By Crystal Dynamics

The cat is out of the bag.  Crystal Dynamics, the developer of Tomb Raider on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, is not the developer of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4 and Xbox One.  While the main studio worked in collaboration with the two studios that worked on the PS4 and Xbox One versions, it was not the main developer.

Nixxes outed itself as the developer of the PS4 version along with confirming that United Front Games (Sleeping Dogs, Modnation Racers) is developing the Xbox One version.  This is the first time it has been mentioned that Crystal Dynamics is not directly developing these ports.

Nixxes also confirmed some pretty interesting next-gen features exclusive to each platform.  The PS4 version will make use of the lightbar.  It will glow orange and red when players have lit a torch and flashes when Lara is shooting.

The Xbox One version will implement the Kinect with players being able to switch weapons, attachments and navigate menus with their voice.  Hand gestures can also be used to inspect relics.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is out January 28 on PS4 and Xbox One, however, as we reported earlier today, some GameStop locations have already been selling the game.