Tomb Raider Launches on Mac Today

Tomb RaiderThe Tomb Raider reboot is getting its release on Mac later today on the Mac App Store, almost a year after it hit home consoles and PC.

The port was worked on by Feral Interactive, which also worked on the Mac ports for Rayman: Origins, Batman: Arkham City and Bioshock 2. It will be retailing on the Mac App Store for £34.99 / €44.99 / $49.99, with the Steam version, as well as other online stores expected to be released on the 30th January.

The minimum system requirements for the game are as follows:

•2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM
•512MB or better graphics card
•Mac OS 10.9.1 or later
•The following cards are supported: AMD 4xxx series, Nvidia 6xx, Intel 4xxx series graphics card or greater. Intel HD4000 series cards require an Intel i7 CPU or better.

On their website, Feral does mention that online multiplayer will not be available for those who purchase the game through the Mac App Store, so you will have to wait for the general release if you wish to play online.

The site also notes that a Steam account will be required to access the online multiplayer for the game, whilst it supports Mac to Mac play only.

This version comes just before the release on the 31st January of the next gen version of the game, titled The Definitive Edition, following the initial release in March last year on PS3, 360 and PC. Whether or not you believe the extra £15 or so to play on a next gen console is worth it though is up to you.

Would those of you who have played the game recommend the extra money for an upgraded console version?

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