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Old 07-01-17, 12:14   #1
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Default 20th Anniversary DLC and Classic skins , CD or Nixxes ?

I made this thread based on a lot of comments I see in many places , and I just wanted to go straightforward : About Blood Ties , do we have any definitive statement that assures that it's been developed entirely by Nixxes ? from what I know , once you finish it you see the logos of both Crystal and Nixxes , yet I keep seeing : "Blood Ties is developed by Nixxes , Crystal have nothing to do with it" and people saying that look so sure of themselves , same with the classic easter eggs in the DLC , and the skins , is it officially stated somewhere that Nixxes is the one behind these ?
or is it some people just jumping into conclusions ? if some can clear this for me , it'll be highly appreciated , as it's confusing me as hell .
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Old 07-01-17, 12:58   #2
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I think this is a question that Ashka needs to be asked about, since he knows best what's going on behind the scenes of Crystal Dynamics. He also said that several times so I believe he is the best person to ask.
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Nixxes did indeed develop the dlc along with the PS4 version and vr tech.
http://www.nixxes.com/nixxes/projects/189
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With Nixxes as developer for Blood Ties, my guess for why CD's logo being included, is that, it's still CD's assets: Lara, Atlas DeMornay (introduced in the comics, that arc co-written by Rhianna), Richard and Amelia Croft (even if Nixxes made up her new backstory); I don't know if CD or Nixxes themselves designed Croft Manor, with Nixxes just creating the gameplay around that design. Plus, of course, it's dlc for the game. And CD had final approval, which is why they had more nostalgic stuff cut.
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CD had final approval, which is why they had more nostalgic stuff cut.
What nostalgic stuff was cut?
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What nostalgic stuff was cut?
It wasn't specified, exactly, but in one interview, Noah claimed that some background info on Lara's parents was "too nostalgic", so they cut it.
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Nixxes made Blood Ties!!!,OMG they need to make a TR game by themselves,i loved Blood Ties,it felt so Tomb Raider,the backtracking,use of keys,Easter eggs,codes,having to go through the documents to find clues to the vault lock code.
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Nixxes did indeed develop the dlc along with the PS4 version and vr tech.
http://www.nixxes.com/nixxes/projects/189
Thanks !

@Rai : I guess the Blood Ties had Crystal work on it along Nixxes , after all -according to Meagan- it was a DLC explored by Crystal dynamics , we we don't know when did that "exploration" begin .

No clarification on the skins though
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Nixxes were the main developers for it, but CD did have some input too.
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Nixxes were the main developers for it, but CD did have some input too.
It seems the input might have been for the worse. Cuting "nostalgic" content doesnt sound right to me.

I hope we can see that content some day.
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