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Old 09-04-19, 19:26   #1
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Default Was the M16 considered for Chronicles?

And how far did it go?

In the "The official Tomb Raider files" book there's a section showing most ofthe weapons in the tomb raider series, there's a listed weapon called the "Sniper Rifle" it shows the M16 from TR2 but with a Laser-sight mounted on the carrying handle.

From the Official Files book:

"SNIPER RIFLE
This versatile little piece of kit has burst and rapid firing modes as well as single shot capacity for silent but deadly firepower.
Most impressive!"

This sounds like its describing the HKgun but the image is clearly the TR2 M16 with a TR4 Laser-sight mounted on it.

I should add, both the M16 and the MP5 have their own entries in this section of the book.
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Old 10-04-19, 04:08   #2
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There's probably alot of things that got considered for the game that got changed before sometime before the final release, so who knows besides the devs. The gun could've been a placeholder during developement before they decided the what gun they really wanted just like with 3.

Another example of what could of been would be Lara's catsuit from the VonCroy Industries section. Early cg renders of her catsuit was clearly the one from TR3, but was likely axed because of technical limitations regarding that shiny effect they implemented on the ingame model.
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More than likely, yes. A sniper would've been epic
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It might have been just a placeholder. Either that, or an incorrect object used.

Remember, TR5 was a game that nobody at Core wanted to develop, so I don't think they planned much more than what we got.

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Old 10-04-19, 13:39   #5
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Old 10-04-19, 13:41   #6
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I'm sure the weapon you have in VCI section has "Sniper Mode" or something along the lines. You are supposed to snipe enemies with it.
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I'm sure the weapon you have in VCI section has "Sniper Mode" or something along the lines. You are supposed to snipe enemies with it.
Yes I know, but the HK gun is the TR3 MP5 while this bit of the book talks about a weapon fitting its traits but the image for it is the M16 From Tomb Raider 2 with a lasersight from TR4.
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Old 11-04-19, 09:31   #8
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Lol probably a placeholder image they forgot to change.

Core is really inconsistent, y'all ought to know that by now.
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The HK gun already has a sniper mode. That's always been in the game.

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Yes I know, but the HK gun is the TR3 MP5 while this bit of the book talks about a weapon fitting its traits but the image for it is the M16 From Tomb Raider 2 with a lasersight from TR4.
It must have been a placeholder mesh. I'm pretty sure TR5's Revolver and Desert Eagle are the same weapon (same damage, etc.), just different mesh and name string. It would be fantastic if someone could confirm or deny, but it certainly would make sense.

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The HK gun already has a sniper mode. That's always been in the game.

Ah. I thought you meant there was a separate sniper weapon planned out at one point. My bad.
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