In recent years, we’ve seen a handful of games re-released through either remakes or remasters. Some of those games come from decades ago, meaning sensibilities back then may have been wildly different from what they are now. Some developers feel that warrants a bit of an explanation on their part when reviving these titles for modern-day audiences, and Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is the latest example.

Those picking up Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will be greeted with a message before playing that lets players know that some of the content included in the collection may not be up to today’s cultural standards. You can read the message in full below.

“The games in this collection contain offensive depictions of people and cultures rooted in racial and ethnic prejudices. These stereotypes are deeply harmful, inexcusable, and do not align with our values at Crystal Dynamics. Rather than removing this content, we have chosen to present it here in its original form, unaltered, in the hopes that we may acknowledge its harmful impact and learn from it.”

[Crystal Dynamics]

Including this kind of message in a game always brings up a debate, as some feel the content should be removed completely, others feel the message isn’t needed, and others still appreciate the acknowledgement while preserving history. It’s a sure thing that the same conversations will bubble up with Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, and it certainly won’t be the last time either.


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4M ago

That's so silly... At least they didn't go full r-word and removed it.