Rise of the Tomb Raider Will be Exclusive to Xbox One

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Some sad news for PlayStation fans today, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to the Xbox One when it launches in holiday 2015.

In a statement released on the official Tomb Raider website the head of Crystal Dynamics Head, Darrell Gallagher said: 

As you may have seen, we’ve just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming Holiday 2015, is exclusively on Xbox. We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal. I’d like to give you some insight into this decision, and why we feel this is the very best thing for the Tomb Raider sequel we’re creating at the studio…

This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.” 

In an interview with CVG, when asked to clarify the exclusivity of the game Xbox President Phil Spencer said:

We’re saying what we said on stage. In Holiday 2015, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox. That’s the comment. 

We had a lot of similar questions around Titanfall and the structure of our deal is a business relationship that’s frankly between us and Square Enix. I know Crystal Dynamics has issued a statement and we’re going to stand by that. Xbox fans are going to be able to play Tomb Raider next holiday exclusive on Xbox.”

This quote has gained some momentum and people are speculating that this wording means that the game is possibly just a timed exclusive, but nothing can be confirmed because it would likely break some strong deal agreements. Though timed or not what are your thoughts on this deal with Square-Enix and Microsoft? Were you looking forward to the sequel? Sound off in the comments. 

Source(s): Tomb Raider site & CVG

 

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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