Adventure is in the air on Valentine’s Day this year, as Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered will become available on PS5 and Xbox. Overhauled with some modern day sheen and a far more approachable control scheme, Lara Croft’s early adventures have never looked better. With most new console games, the frustrating task of freeing up storage space often comes with them – but thankfully, the Tomb Raider remasters are incredibly kind on your storage.
Whether or not you have one of the best PS5 SSD’s around, this new PS5 game will only take up a tiny portion of your storage. It is probably one of the smallest PS5 games out there, coming in at a tiny 3.9GB for PlayStation 5 players according to ‘PlayStation Game Size’ on social media. Comparatively, the PlayStation 4 iterations of these beloved games are going to take up 7.3GB of your HDD. The PlayStation dataminer also reports that you’ll be able to preload Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered from Monday, February 12, 2024.
Furthermore, for Xbox Series X|S players, the official listing on the Xbox store estimates a 6GB download. With so many new Xbox games and many of the best PS5 games taking up huge fractions of storage, it is refreshing to be able to store multiple titles in one go. Similarly, the recent Metal Gear Solid Master Collection allows players to install individual titles, as the total installation size amounts to around 39GB.
These new versions of the first three Tomb Raider games don’t just give the game some visual polish, it also goes the extra mile to appease long-time fans. Built using the original source code, Aspyr details in a recent PlayStation blog post that “A critical feature for any updates we made was to allow the users to toggle back to the original look and feel for Tomb Raider 1, 2, and 3.”
Described as a “love letter” to these iconic games, Aspyr adds that it is “also truly fascinating to see how far hardware pushed in the ‘90s to make Tomb Raider work.” New quality-of-life features include boss health bars, modern day control schemes, updated user interface sprites, and a photo mode too. There are even a few more surprises yet to come, too, but Aspyr is keeping them close to its chest for now.
Until you dive into this collection of some of the best games from the PS1 era, catch up with the recent PlayStation State of Play presentation with new looks at Stellar Blade, Judas, and this awesome announcement from Hideo Kojima.