Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Rise Of The Tomb Raider becomes X1 Exclusive

Well this was completely unexpected, after being annouced at E3 Rise of the Tomb Raider (sequel to the awesome Tomb Raider reboot) as a multi-platform title we assumed it would be coming to all systems but not any more!

Today at Gamescon Microsoft dropped a bomb shell Rise Of The Tomb Raider is Xbox One exclusive. During the stage show they used the word "exclusive" and not another phrase that popped up alot "first on Xbox" and interviews with Crystal Dynamics seem to suggest that Rise Of The Tomb Raider is Permanently exclusive to X1 and not a timed exclusive which has some serious implications for the series future. If TR3 isn't exclusive to X1 then how will PS players know what is happening plot wise. Time will tell we still have to get to Rise of The Tomb Raiders Winter 2015 release date.

Abe's Take
Obviously angered an lot of PlayStation owners who see Lara as an Sony icon though others are claiming it is no loss as they have uncharted which is rather short sighted. Reguardless of the sore feelings this is a major win for Microsoft and reminder that the gaming industry isn't what it used to be and platforms can't be taken for granted

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