Canceled Tomb Raider Remake Resurfaces: How To Run It?

A lost Tomb Raider remake has recently resurfaced on the Internet. It was being developed in 2006 but was canceled and was never finished. Now, gamers can play this lost Tomb Raider remake by following few steps.

In 2006, Core Design was the studio working on a remake of the original Tomb Raider for the Sony PSP. It was going to be called Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary. However, this remake never saw the light of day. According to studio manager Gavin Rummery, it was “almost finished.”

But was it canceled in favor of Crystal Dynamic’s Tomb Raider: Anniversary (2007). The game’s assets were said to be used for an Indian Jones game, but that was not released either. After Core Design shut down in 2010, the lost remake became a highly sought-after artifact for collectors and fans.

The lost Tomb Raider’s assets are available on the Internet Archive. Fans can play an alpha version of Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary by following the instructions on the Tomb of Ash website.

Core Design's Tomb Raider 10th Anniversary Edition - Peru ALPHA Gameplay

The game has other dependencies as well. Players will need to install a patch, Visual Studio, and need either a PS4 or Xbox 360 controller to play the game. Though it requires some time and effort to get it up and running, once completed, the players will be able to explore various locations.

The game, however, lacks some key elements. One of which is that there are no enemies. But the players can climb and swim around levels in Greece, Peru, and Croft Manor.

The game gives the players a glimpse into the past and what might have happened with a retro remake of the original game rather than the one developed by Crystal Dynamics, which had a much more modern take.

The players may worry if using the assets of the game is legal or not. However, they need not worry. The game build is protected under the Internet Archive’s DMCA exemption for vintage software. Thus, the game will remain readily available to game historians and modders.

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