One title that seems to be getting fans excited this year is Xbox Ones timed exclusive Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider, even if it is releasing on the same day as some tiny title called something like Fallout 4, but thats just me thinking thats a bit of a silly move.
How was this decision made in the first place? In an interview with Examiner Square Enix’s western CEO Phil Rogers went into more details on how the decision was reached.
“I hope fans know that it wasn’t an easy decision. I think any sort of partnership at this level is a decision that took a longtime for us to get to. The decision at a studio level, we took very, very seriously. We knew it would, in the short-term, disappoint fans,” Rogers said.
Well fans don’t need to be disappointed for to long as the game will drop on PS4 a year after release, I can only imagine it will be in some sort of bundled pack with all the DLC that had released over the course of that year.
Microsoft will be hoping this is a driving factor for Xbox One consoles sales as the spotlight was heavily shined on Tomb Raider at E3 with the likes of Halo and Gears of War, Microsofts biggest franchises, choosing to release for one console has its benefits, instead of releasing as a third party title one all consoles and not getting any kind of special bundled treatment or promotional offers you can see this is a move based on taking the Tomb Raider franchise to the next level, like the game used to be.
“What we saw in Microsoft, which is probably not as well known, is that Microsoft’s passion for Tomb Raider is amazing.
“Having been working with us on previous games in a lesser sense, they’ve been supportive. [However], for Rise of the Tomb Raider, they’ve just brought this passion and belief that has really enabled us to blow people away. People should feel that about Microsoft. Their commitment to Tomb Raider is just amazing for us,”
The interview goes into further details about the partnership with Microsoft and what they hope will happen, feel free to check it out on Examiner.com
How do you feel about the timed Exclusive?
Will you wait for the PS4 copy or rush to your closest retailer and by an Xbox One?
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