Square Enix‘s Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s Blood Tie VR feature has been released on PSVR for a long time, and wasn’t compatible for any PC-based headsets. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners were deprived of the capability of wondering the halls of Lara Croft’s manor in this adventure game in VR, well until now.
It was rather obvious that this isn’t going to stay exclusive to PSVR forever. There were some brief changes to the Steam Page a couple of times throughout this year (that were quickly reverted), hinting at the VR component coming to the Steam platform.
The SteamVR support is made official with this announcement. To celebrate this moment, the game is now 50% cheaper for a limited time.
HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners can now experience the “Blood Ties” single-player story chapter through the eyes of Lara Croft on SteamVR. If you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through the halls of Croft Manor, VR is the ultimate way to do so. SteamVR allows you to stand in the Manor’s main hall, explore Lord Croft’s office, and discover memories long thought lost in the lower basement levels of the home of Lara’s youth. Explore Lara’s childhood home in VR and uncover a Croft family mystery that will change her life forever.
The SteamVR update is free and available now. The “Blood Ties” story chapter is included with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 year Celebration. Owners of Rise of the Tomb Raider standard edition can purchase the standalone version of Blood Ties, which is included in the 20 Year Celebration pack DLC, or purchase the season pass.
Thanks to our friends at Nixxes for their hard work on this VR update!