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Tomb Raider announced for PC, PS4

by on July 27, 2015
 

Almost a year ago, at Gamescom, Rise of the Tomb Raider was announced as the official sequel to the 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, and would be a timed exclusive for Xbox.  This news was met with a lot of confusion and frustration from the non-Xbox community, ultimately due to the fact that there was absolutely no news about the game coming to other platforms.  Normally when a game or add-on content is described as a ‘time exclusive’, there is also duration announcement on when other platforms would receive the same content.  Rise of the Tomb Raider was treated as a full exclusive, even being published by Microsoft. Although, when asked both parties confirmed that it would only be a timed deal.

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Fortunately, the silence has finally been broken by Square Enix.  They announced Rise of the Tomb Raider will be coming to PC in early of 2016, and that Xbox will have a year exclusive deal.  With the Xbox version launching on November 10, 2015, PlayStation gamers can expect to raid some tombs roughly a year later in 2016. Details on the publishing are still hazy in the fact that Microsoft is publishing the Xbox version while Square seems to be working on the PC and PS4 games.  This leads me to believe that we will most likely see some exclusive content for the Xbox version based on the fact that it is being published in-house. Nevertheless, all of this is speculation until the games are ultimately released.

 

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  • That’s an interesting point: Will the development that Microsoft does initially influence what Square can do with the version for the other consoles?

    • Mark Kriska (Gaming)

      I don’t believe Microsoft has any creative control over the project, just funding. The more money Microsoft can throw at Square will ultimately shape how much content can go into the game, but not the content itself. Also the more money Square gets from Microsoft translates to more money Square can use on the PC and PS4 copies.