Tomb Raider DefinitiveEdition ported by different studios. Xbox one(United Front Games),PS4 (Nixxes)

In collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition will be released for Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. In addition to converting the game to Playstation 4, Nixxes Software provided support to United Front Games, the developer responsible for the Xbox ONE version of the game.


Nixxes are a Porting only studio that have been working since 1999. United front games was established in 2007 and are the creators of sleeping dogs and its upcoming sequel.

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sinncross1583d ago

I have never heard of this company before... did not realise they had provided support on previous TR games and even the Soul Reaver IP.

Their site even says the provided some help with KZ shadow fall.

Cool. Hope the definitive edition runs well on launch.

CZUM1583d ago

That's mean you never heard of Sleeping Dogs, LBP: Karting, Hitman: Absolution, Deus Ex: HR etc. ;)

AnEwGuY1583d ago

No it doesn't ; it only means he doesn't always pay attention to the devs behind all games.

abzdine1583d ago

Isn't UFG who made ModNation Racers? Or was it Sony San Diego? I remember UFG had something to do with MNR.

DOMination-1582d ago (Edited 1582d ago )

They didn't make Hitman (IO) or Deus Ex (Eidos Montreal)

Edit. Sorry thought you talking about united front only

Yaster1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

They're Dutch, so that'll be why they helped out with Killzone.

Maybe not exactly why but their close proximity would have been handy.

starchild1583d ago

Nixxes is a pretty good studio. They did the PC versions of Deus Ex Human Revolution and Tomb Raider and they did a pretty damn good job on both of them.

mos61421583d ago

For those that don't bother to do any research. Nixxes are a Full on porting studio established in 1999. They literally have no original projects of their own. United front on the other have made sleeping dogs and are working on the sequel and are a much newer studio.

Picnic1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

Hmm.. makes it sound like the Xbox One needs the hungry, creative studio to get the best out of it as a fresh challenge to itself in the hope that its experience making its own games will give it some different kind of flair from a porting company to distinguish it from PS4's high points.

Whereas the PS4 just needs as experienced a porter as possible to knock it out as fast and as precisely as possible because it's more like ABC to get a souped up port looking at its best on the PS4.

But as Nixxes are aiding United Front with the Xbox One version anyway, might it possibly be that the Xbox One version ends up looking better in some creative respects (even if not necessarily frame rate)?

Are MS paying extra to get a more dedicated version?

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Fishy Fingers1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

Does the majority of "gaming news" matter? Probably not, yet here we are commenting.

Anyway, I'm sure some will suggest the performance difference is/could be down to the studio rather than hardware.

AnEwGuY1583d ago

That could indeed have something to do with it. Look at how Aliens:CM turned out, after being dumped in the lap of a crap dev. I have no doubt that a more consistent result would have been achieved id Crystal Dynamics had actually handled this (pointless) rehash.

_LarZen_1583d ago

XBO is under-performing in all games so I doubt a other studio would mater at all..

Mikelarry1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )

its just an excuse so that people can say " well if the same people that ported it over to the ps4 were working on it they might have achieved the same result as the ps4 version" poor deluded individuals


and so it begins look at the below

MasterCornholio1583d ago

Did it matter with Bayonetta?

Although I don't believe that either studio did a bad job in porting the game over.

CoryHG1583d ago

Obviously it does b/c of the FPS uproar. It might not be the systems, it could be the lack of talent in developers.

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jessupj1583d ago

Sorry, you can't explain away weaker hardware.

Facts are facts.

If you don't like it get a PS4.

starchild1583d ago

Better yet, get a PC.

I mean, if you don't want weaker hardware..

starchild1583d ago

Give me a break, Lukas_Japonicus. jessupj was trolling. His comment had nothing to do with this article. So I merely gave him a dose of his own medicine.

I know you and the rest of extremist Sony fanboys want to pretend the PC doesn't exists so that you can bash the Wii U and XB1 unmolested, but too bad. As long as you and the rest of the Sony fanboys all over the net keep acting like douches, I'm going to keep pointing out your irrationality and hypocrisy.

Furthermore, I don't care about your stupid arbitrary limits and conditions. The PC is a gaming platform and belongs in the discussion just as much as any other gaming platform.

Nor do I need to show you a $400 PC that outperforms the PS4 playing Tomb Raider. The price comparison doesn't make sense. A PC does a million things that a PS4 doesn't, online gaming is free, and the games are cheaper. I can easily build a $600 PC that wipes the floor with the PS4 in gaming, as well as do a million other things the PS4 can't. The price difference isn't that significant and once you factor in the free online and cheaper games the value advantage easily swings in favor of the PC.

You Sony fanboys troll in PC articles, Nintendo articles and Xbox aritlces with comments that have nothing to do with the subject matter, yet you get your panties in a bunch whenever somebody brings up the PC's advantages or points out your hypocrisy or the errors in your reasoning.

heisenberguk1583d ago

So the beginning of last gen never happened in you eyes then? Because I remember being very frustrated with a lot of my PS3 ports!

Oschino19071583d ago

@Starchild - grow up, your petty antics are becoming increasingly juvenile and attempting justify it the way you do is a pathetic excuse for being such an overwhelming douche on daily basis.

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pyramidshead1583d ago

You mean for you you hope it does? :P

Meltic1583d ago

enough of this freaking game. So tired of this game now. Or does someone here wants more news about Tomb raider hair edition ?

Vergil-1583d ago

Dem 60FPS on the PS4 version tho bro...

starchild1583d ago

I know, it's the most important game all of a sudden. People were saying it was a ripoff and they weren't going to get it, but by god, it's now one of the most important games of the year apparently.


Unreal011583d ago


All this news is more to do with the implications it will have on the generation as a whole, it's not just about this game. Games running a lot better on the PS4 than it's competitor is pretty huge.

Angeljuice1583d ago

" enough of this freaking game. So tired of this game now."

Then don't click any of the related links and your problem is solved completely!

Meltic1583d ago

Why even bother what i write ?.

Angeljuice1583d ago (Edited 1583d ago )


Just offering a suggestion to solve your problem (if it is indeed a genuine problem and not just you making noise for the sake of it).

The game releases next week which is why there are so many articles concerning it.

Ripsta7th1583d ago

They came to help support them not develop them lolmaybe they had more experience on ps4 hardware and decided to give them a hand

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