Tomb Raider is a full-on Xbox Exclusive!! [UPDATED]

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Tomb Raider is a full-on Xbox Exclusive!! [UPDATED]

Post  Tenlo on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:19 pm

It seems Microsoft may have pulled a big rug from under Sony at Gamescom with the announcement that the newest Tomb Raider game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is fully exclusive to Xbox One. That's not a timed exclusive but a full on exclusive (as far as it seems from general press opinion). Considering how impressive the last installment of the series was and how iconic a character Lara Croft is, Sony cannot be too happy about this, but you've got to hand it to Microsoft that they are turning up their game.

It seems confirmation this could well be a complete exclusive as it seems the Head of Studios is basically saying "Sorry PS4 and PC players, Microsoft gave us a load of money to make this an awesome game so we kinda owe it to them, but hey you've got an isometric Lara game and the remaster of our last title, we can still hang out right??" Must admit, the money MS paid must have been huge!!


Dear Tomb Raider Community,

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.

Tomb Raider in 2013 was a success due in large part to your continued support. Our goal has always been to deliver something truly special with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today’s announcement with Microsoft is one step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming. Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past - we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.

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.

We know that there are probably many more questions and concerns. Please do send them to us, and we’ll answer to the best of our ability. Meanwhile we’re going all out to try and make something truly special - the most ambitious Tomb Raider game ever built.

Thanks,

Darrell Gallagher
Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios


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Post  Colne Crusader on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:33 pm

Aye. That's a massive coup. Assuming it's gonna be a decent game of course. I wonder how much Microshaft paid for that!?
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Post  Fatboy Geezer on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:48 pm

Blimey, that is impressive, nice find dude
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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:52 pm

big feather in bones cap that

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Post  Stee01 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:07 am

It is a good move by Microsoft. A surprise one but a good one. Looking forward to this I enjoyed the last one. Even tho I didn't complete it.
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Post  Lighthouseman on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:11 pm

The las tone was good , look forward to this.
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Post  Kev Lar 1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:34 pm

Awesome. Loved the previous Tomb Raider so looking forward to this.
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Post  Ba5sett on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:08 pm

And the console wars begin Smile
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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:20 pm

http://www.dealspwn.com/microsoft-admits-rise-tomb-raider-exclusivity-duration-179410

as tenners said its likely to be bone only for just a while

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