With the LAU trilogy it was different because those were more recent, meaning higher resolution textures available than with the classics, probably. Plus different tools were used.
Why not make the 20th Anniversary with the Guardian of Light and the Temple of Osiris Graphics Engine, no need to Super HD it up like TR2013
I assume some minor things would be cut from the TR2 20TH Anniversary like the two T-REX Dinosaurs at the Wall of China from the Beginning of the Game since its strange that Nobody after 65 Billion Years never discovered Live ones.
Glad to see my thread in here now. When I first made this proposal last year, it was made in mind with Meagan Marie who was a community member and had contact with the powers that be in CD. Not to mention being a cosplayer herself. So she'd be our insider to get the wheels rolling on this.
But then I found out she left the fold so now I wonder how the proposal set here can reach the ears of CD and/ore SE, to create this commemoration project.
While I get the appeal of anniversary game remakes, it's just become something a bit common place that could be done for any game.
What I'm driving at is a testament to the legacy of Lara Croft herself, the impact she's made as a character on so many lives, that she's more than just a character, but really a role model.
And sure there was a collected photo shoot of the official promo models before, before Alison Carroll represented a game, but never in the scale of all of them AND a host of cosplayers (that out number the official models) who made a name representing Lara.
This is a testament that makes a statement of how influential Lara has been in the gaming landscape, simultaneously paying tribute to the community who honors her with such devotion. Basically giving them their much deserved due. Oh and I even came up with a name for it; The Many Faces of Lara Croft
Of course the 20th Anniversary being a major milestone, the celebrations and tributes need not be limited to just this. I should think Square Enix find it appropriate to extend a sizable budget towards this celebration. Even other simple projects like a collected gallery of the fan art which has grown over the years, which is yet another community tribute.
Perhaps the anniversary games could be made, though I think it would make more sense to pay tribute to them in the form of a retrospective video; revisiting all the titles in sequence through a a guided narrative, covering the historical relevance and covering the evolution of the character and the directions her numerous adventures has taken her. This would also free the dev teams to focus on making still newer games
But again, without that one special community member who had the inside track to CD itself, how to get the initiative going now?
Because reasons, of course.
Re the topic, in light of recent announcements...
We're still two years away of the 20th, if that timeframe was shorter I think they could release a comemorative DLC pack for ToO with four levels inspired by TR2 or something (not really TR1 because we had Anniversary the other time around, plus I still want isometric snowy environments lol).
Could be a way to look back into the past without breaking the narrative brought in with the new continuity, while at the same time breathing something different into ToO (not to mention, for the fansTM as well).
Never gonna happen though. Hope they do something though, even if merely symbolic as the 15th anniversary... in that case, however, they better start planning well ahead for the 25th. I want the Year of Lara.
I'd much rather have CD concentrate on making ROTTR and beyond that, rather than remaking past TR's
As for something to commemorate the 20th anniversary. This is probably wishful thinking, how about something similar to the Halo Master Chief Collection with all the games, for PS4, Xbone, Wii U & PC. But that's probably wishful thinking.
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Now that Megan is back, it's also time to bring this proposal back, for our intrepid Community Manager to send to the attention of CrystalD and SE. 2014 is nearly departed and 2016 won't be too far off now. And these things do take time.
Megan, as not only a cosplayer but a fan of Tomb Raider, I just know in your heart you want this anniversary celebration that commemorates the community of TR.
Let's make this happen!!