Update: Darrell Gallagher, Crystal Dynamics Head of Studio, took to his company’s site to discuss the Xbox exclusivity of Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The exclusivity is definitely for real. Gallagher speaks out on what that means for fans who own the PC and PlayStation platforms rather than the Xbox ones.
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.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an isometric puzzle game that will be downloadable.
Original Story: Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics took to Gamescom this week to announce what they called a new level of partnership with the Xbox team.
Rise of the Tomb Raider, the follow-up to last 2013’s multi-award winning reboot, will launch exclusively for the Xbox in the Holiday of 2015.
There are two points of note here. They used the word Xbox in the announcement, but they did not name the Xbox One specifically. That means this might straddle both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The other bit to consider is that this exclusive could be timed. They weren’t specific about the Xbox being the only home to Rise of the Tomb Raider, just the only home next holiday.
We’ll have more on Crystal Dynamics’ next effort as it comes.