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Rise of the Tomb Raider

So it has been announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be an Xbox exclusive. I didn't play the first one and didn't plan on picking this up, but no doubt many PS4 users will have,so this will really annoy them.

The gaming industry continues to get worse.

posted on 13/8/14

comment by derbymanc8 (U18914)
posted 4 hours, 38 minutes ago
Could actually be the end of Tomb Raider this, if enough people are that peed off they just won't buy any more TR's on the PS platform.

Numpty's
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Not really for 2 reasons. Just look at CoD, or FIFA. People will always continue to buy no matter what. 2nd M$ would have compensated the publisher of TR heavily.

posted on 13/8/14

Think it shows how badly the latest generation of consoles are struggling for any sort of innovation or unique selling point that they have to resort to such tactics.

posted on 13/8/14

Ok another interesting comment today:

"Rise of the Tomb Raider may see a release on other platforms after all, as the Xbox exclusivity agreement "has a duration," according to Microsoft executive Phil Spencer."

posted on 13/8/14

Yeah I thought that would be the case Simon

posted on 14/8/14

Correct me if I'm wrong but COD and FIFA have never had an 'exclusive' release on any platform.

Certain games tend to lose their fanbase when released on an exclusive platform (oddworld for one, effers)
As it's only a timed exclusive now though, it'll make no difference at all

posted on 14/8/14

Not an exclusive a timed exclusive, Phil Spencer has confirmed that, expect to see it on PS4 and PC in the new year.

comment by LUFCXI (U2014)

posted on 20/8/14

As far as I'm aware MS heavily backing RotTR meaning that you'll see it on Xbox One and 360 in Dec 2015 and PC possibly in late 2016. This actual Tomb Raider will not be on PS3 or PS4.

posted on 20/8/14

Sorry harrington, although no actual confirmation of it being anywhere else but the 360 and xone, we do know it is a timed exclusive for the holiday period and as such will almost certainly be released on all formats in the new year.

comment by LUFCXI (U2014)

posted on 21/8/14

Nope, I think you are wrong dude. For the very reason Phil Spencer - head of xbox - has come out and said that he is excited to co-publish RotTR with Crystal Dynamics and Square Equinox. MS would not part fund a game for it to come out on a Sony platform

posted on 21/8/14

harrington, it is hard to nail down exactly what MS has paid for, but he has confirmed it is timed they do not own the IP and they will be free to do with it as they please after the deal has finished.

Make of that what you will, I don't blame Spencer for muddying the waters but if it was as simple as you suggest then i would say those waters would be a lot clearer.

Time will tell but it's a timed exclusive that basically tells you all you need to know.

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