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PC Owners Can Now Explore Lara Croft’s Mansion In VR!

There’s No Place Like Home

In a refreshing break from the endless stabbing and shooting of Trinity soldiers, the Blood Ties DLC for Lara Croft’s second outing gave us a chance to explore the vastness of her mansion; Croft Manor. There may have been a lack of bears to kill and and skin, but the emotional narrative certainly hit its marks.

It’s about time our girl had something go her way. After all, she’s had it pretty rough so far.

Now, according to an article on Eurogamer, it seems that the whole experience has been heightened with the introduction of VR!

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s year-old Blood Ties DLC episode, in which Lara goes a-poking around musty old Croft Manor, has finally received VR support on PC.

Blood Ties is an hour-long, story-focused single-player episode that sees Lara returning to Croft Manor following her father’s death. It’s a largely serene endeavour that tasks you with exploring the mansion, uncovering family secrets, and searching for evidence that will allow Lara to retain ownership of her childhood home. It also features a separate shooty zombie mode called “Lara’s Nightmare” for those that demand actual bang for their buck.

Blood Ties originally launched as part of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s expanded PlayStation 4 edition, where it offered optional virtual reality support on PSVR. The episode soon made its way to other platforms under the guise of the 20 Year Celebration Pack DLC. However, VR support didn’t come with it, leaving Oculus Rift and Vive owners out in the cold.

All’s well that ends well though, as the saying goes; one year later, Blood Ties on PC has received SteamVR support via a free update for owners of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s 20 Year Celebration edition, DLC pack, or season pass.

Be sure to check out the trailer to have a preview of Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties as well as our video on our choices for the Top 10 Tomb Raider Levels.