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Rise of the Tomb Raider's VR Content Hits Oculus Rift And HTC Vive

Rise of the Tomb Raider's VR Content Hits Oculus Rift And HTC Vive

Remember the VR content for Rise of the Tomb Raider? It launched alongside Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and the game itself last October and we were quite fond of it. We thought we’d seen the last of it, but it’s surprisingly popped up on other platforms this week.

The Blood Ties DLC pack that released last year now supports SteamVR on PC with native HTC Vive and Oculus Rift integration, according to a press release from publisher Square Enix. You’ll need either the $29.99 season pass of the $9.99 20 Year Celebration Pack to get your hands on it. You may have already played through the content on a traditional 2D display.

In VR, Blood Ties allows you to explore Lara Croft’s family home, Croft Manor, in first-person. You’ll follow a trail of story clues throughout each section of the gigantic mansion. You can think of it as a little like Gone Home: Tomb Raider Edition, as there’s no combat to speak of.

“Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s VR support isn’t anything like a system seller for PlayStation VR, nor does it make it a must buy for anyone that owns a headset,” we said when the DLC first released. “But for franchise fans, it’s a warm bit of comfort food, a chance to immerse yourself in the world of one of gaming’s most remembered characters and locations. I just hope that next time we become Lara we can go a step further.”

If anything, it’s a good reminder that the timed exclusivity periods Sony set for many of its PSVR launch titles from third-party developers are starting to run out. Could this mean Rift and Vive owners are only a few months away from getting a VR version of Resident Evil 7?

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