Forums - PC Discussion - Shadow of the Tomb Raider handled by Nixxes Software, will collaborate with NVIDIA

Square Enix, Eidos Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics announced they will be working with NVIDIA to develop the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the latest entry in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series.

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.

Delivering the climactic conclusion to Lara Croft’s origin story in remarkable new detail, developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal are also partnering with the talented studio Nixxes Software for the PC version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Long-standing veterans of the Tomb Raider franchise, Nixxes Software will lead development of Lara Croft’s defining moment for PC gamers everywhere. The studio boasts outstanding experience working on past hit Square Enix titles such as Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and many others.

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 become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nixxes-software-will-develop-the-pc-version-of-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-will-collaborate-with-nvidia/



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So basically the game is going to feature Gimpworks. Ugh....I feel for anyone with an AMD Graphics card.



Darc Requiem said:
So basically the game is going to feature Gimpworks. Ugh....I feel for anyone with an AMD Graphics card.

I don't cause it's their own damn fault for not focusing on winning in current benchmarks like they do with their RyZen CPUs ...

@OP I want them to make a push for the game with ray tracing tech in it ... 



fatslob-:O said:
Darc Requiem said:
So basically the game is going to feature Gimpworks. Ugh....I feel for anyone with an AMD Graphics card.

I don't cause it's their own damn fault for not focusing on winning in current benchmarks like they do with their RyZen CPUs ...

@OP I want them to make a push for the game with ray tracing tech in it ... 

That has nothing to do with what I said. Nvidia Gameworks intentionally runs poorly on AMD hardware. AMD makes all there tech opensource. A game developed for with AMD runs fine on Nvidia hardware. My next system will not be Nvidia. There anti-competitive bullshit is ridiculous at this point.



Darc Requiem said:

That has nothing to do with what I said. Nvidia Gameworks intentionally runs poorly on AMD hardware. AMD makes all there tech opensource. A game developed for with AMD runs fine on Nvidia hardware. My next system will not be Nvidia. There anti-competitive bullshit is ridiculous at this point.

It absolutely does ... 

There's nothing stopping AMD from from making hardware that beats their competitors performance in it's own packaged software like Gameworks but even discounting GameWorks featured titles, AMD still get's beaten in their own ISV partnered titles like Wolfenstein 2 and Far Cry 5 recently ... 

It's also not true that AMD specific optimizations doesn't affect Nvidia hardware, both of their hardware designs are comparatively asymmetric so a game developed with AMD in mind will have code hostile to Nvidia ... 



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Darc Requiem said:
So basically the game is going to feature Gimpworks. Ugh....I feel for anyone with an AMD Graphics card.

Actually Gimp works affecting Nvidia Card as well . And my Nvidia card are suffering especially on early test for FF XV. 



fatslob-:O said:
Darc Requiem said:

That has nothing to do with what I said. Nvidia Gameworks intentionally runs poorly on AMD hardware. AMD makes all there tech opensource. A game developed for with AMD runs fine on Nvidia hardware. My next system will not be Nvidia. There anti-competitive bullshit is ridiculous at this point.

It absolutely does ... 

There's nothing stopping AMD from from making hardware that beats their competitors performance in it's own packaged software like Gameworks but even discounting GameWorks featured titles, AMD still get's beaten in their own ISV partnered titles like Wolfenstein 2 and Far Cry 5 recently ... 

It's also not true that AMD specific optimizations doesn't affect Nvidia hardware, both of their hardware designs are comparatively asymmetric so a game developed with AMD in mind will have code hostile to Nvidia ... 

When you have Nvidia doing things like their GPP that actually limits the availability of AMD products, I'd say their is something limiting their ability to produce better hardware. Development costs money. You need to be able to sell your product gain the capital to develop new products. Intel and AMD collaborated on the Kaby Lake-G. It features an Intel based CPU combined with Vega based GPU. It is a great option for gaming laptops. It was supposed to be in several lines by now like MSI and Asus's laptops. It's not though. You know why? Asus and MSI signed up for the GPP. So they can't put the chip in their ROG and Gaming X laptops. Nvidia has 80% of the market.  They are using that fact to bully their partners into making their gaming lines Nvidia exclusive. I'm sure  they'll eventually get a fined for their GPP shenanigans. By then the damage will be done and the fine will be more than worth it. It's what Intel did to AMD when the Athlon line launched and after a over a decade they just got fined for it.



I’ll take it! Nixxes does a fantastic job on PC with this series.



                                                                                                             

"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 crap always ends badly.... non (visible) sea map levels of tesselation ect.

Nvidia just does this so when benchmarks come out it favors their cards, and they always impliment something that ll work okayish with their cards, but purposefully run bad on amd cards.

Not that it matters if your playing it on a console, but for pc users (esp amd owners) this news sucks.



JRPGfan said:
"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 crap always ends badly.... non (visible) sea map levels of tesselation ect.

Nvidia just does this so when benchmarks come out it favors their cards, and they always impliment something that ll work okayish with their cards, but purposefully run bad on amd cards.

Not that it matters if your playing it on a console, but for pc users (esp amd owners) this news sucks.

It may not be good news for AMD users, but it doesn’t ‘suck’ for PC users overall. Nixxes knows what they are doing, proving themselves with both TR2013 and Rise. It’s actually welcoming news for many of us.