Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Release Exclusively For Xbox One

September, 30, 14

Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Release Exclusively For Xbox One

  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Release Exclusively For Xbox One
Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Release Exclusively For Xbox One

It has been confirmed by Crystal Dynamics’ studio head Darrell Gallagher that Rise of the Tomb Raider will exclusively be releasing for the Xbox One sometime in the 2015 holiday season.

While the game was greatly anticipated by fans all over, this decision to solely release Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One has confused fans and the decision has also garnered some negative reviews.

Gallagher wrote on the game’s Tumblr page explaining this decision:

“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.”

Many game players and fans even believe that there has been an alliance between Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics and this is a ploy to get the Xbox One sales to increase.

What do you think? Will you be buying the Xbox One to play this action – adventure game?


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