Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s PC Version Is Optimized for NVIDIA GPUs, Developed by Nixxes

Alessio Palumbo

Yesterday saw the official reveal of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with hands-on previews from the press (here's ours), details on the Season Pass and the game's new direction.

At the same time, NVIDIA announced to have partnered with Square Enix, Eidos Montréal (the main development studio), Crystal Dynamics (in a supporting role) and Nixxes Software (the studio handling the PC port) to develop the PC release of the game.

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In particular, the press release says:

NVIDIA will lend its gaming and PC development expertise to help bring the PC platform's advanced gaming features to Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This effort will help maximize the performance benefits of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs for PC gamers across the world. This continues the collaboration that began in the series’ previous title, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Unfortunately, we don't have any concrete details yet on the NVIDIA GameWorks features that will be used in the game. However, as a reminder, the previous installment (Rise of the Tomb Raider) featured both VXAO and HBAO+ options.

There aren't any official system requirements yet. That said, the game looks to be using an enhanced version of the engine that powered Rise, so it's reasonable to expect similar system requirements.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is due on September 14th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. By pre-ordering the game you'll get access two days earlier, though.

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.


  • Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.
  • Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.
  • Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.
  • Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.

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