About a week or so ago we reported
that Realtech VR were creating 1080p 60fps updates to the original Tomb Raider games. Videos of the first two games were shown and the results were impressive. Faithful, yet modern. But, it seems that they were announced prematurely as they have since been cancelled.
With the developer noting that, "We've received an official letter from Square Enix. TR3 Mobile, and PC ports is cancelled. The demos we've sent were not good, interesting enough for them. All our YouTube videos have been taken down." Adding, "After this episode, we are refocusing on new projects involving Augmented Reality on iOS and VR on PC. We are not more committed on third party license anymore."
Now, we assumed that these mods or updates were officially approved at the time. Turns out they had more in common with fan remasters or remakes - in that they were swiftly put to rest by the IP owners.
That being said, fan response to the original news was almost all positive. An online petition
to get the project restarted has also appeared.