In case you’re one of those who began their PC third-person role playing genre with games like Tomb Raider 1 or 2, then you’re in for a treat.
Realtech VR, is working on remasters of the first three Tomb Raider games that will be playable on 1080p or Full HD resolution with 60 frames per second.
The remasters will feature a new 3D engine along with support for OpenVR, multiple graphic options and an option to play with a controller.
The games are available on Steam as DOS ports of the original games which run on an emulator. This is an efficient method which returns a lot of problems in performance, control and resolution calibration.
Realtech VR is basing the games on its mobile versions and you would need to buy them on Steam to be able to play. The remasters are just mods of the original games on Steam and if you already own them, then you need not pay anything extra for them. There is no release date set for the games yet.
TR1-3 remaster for PC are planned for Steam for free and will requires the purchase of the DOS version being sold on Steam (like ZDoom playing Doom games). Also the PC version will supports OpenVR and features a new 3D engine for both 3 games.
— realtech VR (@realtech_VR) March 1, 2018
The developer Realtech VR, which was founded back in 2008 has mostly been working on games for the iOS. Though it says on its website that they have the talent to work on games for PC.
Work on the first two games have been completed and Realtech VR is currently working on the third game. You can have a look at the trailer of the remasters of the first two games below.
Tomb Raider when it released was one of the first third person action adventure game, and has since been hailed as a revolutionary game. It was the game that made the genre mainstream and inspire a number of other famous franchises to follow. Like the Prince of Persia 3D which followed three years later.