Rise of the Tomb Raider is (timed) Xbox Exclusive

#1 Edited by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

Just got announced at the Gamescom presentation.

What the hell.

EDIT: Link for those who missed the announcement.

GUYS. Square Enix has flat out confirmed this is Xbox exclusive. No timed exclusivity shenanigans.

@Cubs360 said:

This isnt timed guys...its an exclusive, no ps4 or PC. Go read the neogaf thread for the confirmation from the head of crystal dynamics.

@TigerSuperman said:

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.

Thanks,

Darrell Gallagher

Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios

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Also, for anyone who wants a quick recap of what happened at the Microsoft conference, here's a nice primer from @Desmonic

MS Gamescom recap:

  • AC Unity trailer which looked awesome;
  • German dude speaking in German;
  • Phil Spencer talking about Tier 2 launch + future titles (all of the announced stuff) + XB1 bundles (didn't specify yet);
  • Fifa 15 - exclusive content on Fifa Ultimate Team (legends and whatnot) + XB1 Fifa 15 Bundle on September 25th (399€??? No price mentioned.) + "live demo" about FUT with Peter Schmeichel ;
  • Chris Charla (ID@Xbox) + Montage of first to console on XB1 indies (MOTHERFUCKING GOAT SIM ON XB1!!);
  • Space Engineers trailer (indie first to console on XB1indie- first to console on XB1);
  • Super Hot trailer (indie- first to console on XB1);
  • The Escapists (by Team17) trailer (indie- first to console on XB1);
  • Smite trailer (indie- first to console on XB1);
  • Below trailer + Chris leaves stage awkwardly >.> ;
  • Phil back on + CoD segment (bro with the jacket did not know what to do with his hands) + EXO FOR EVERYONE!! + SP demo (with Mitchel galore!)+ CoD exclusive content + XB1 Bundle with 1TB, custom design (ugly) for 499€/$ (missed the date, but probably when the game itself launches);
  • Evolve - Open Beta on XB1 first in January + exclusive content after launch + Shoutcasters (ugh...) with "live demo" + will launch in February 10th;
  • Phil Harrison arrives + gonna use the word exclusive a lot + invites dude from TR studio;
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider + Now with more Uncharted! ( :D ) + Holiday 2015 EXCLUSIVE ON XBOX ONE? Holy shit! MEGATON! :O (not sure if timed or full exclusive);
  • Quantum Break - Sam Lake + actual live demo (looks pretty cool, jacket king once more? I think so!) though it seems fairly linear (not a bad thing for a story driven game). + time powers! :O + still no releade date ;
  • Fable Legends - You can play the villain + beta starts October 16th + trailer featuring chickens;
  • NEW game + Spring 2015 + Frontier studio + "ScreamRide" + futuristic "torture/amusement park" with crazy physics and destructible environments EXCLUSIVE;
  • Forza 5 - DLC?..wut?.. okay MS. DLC for Forza 5: Formula E + Rolls Royce for free;
  • Forza Horizon 2 - PR talk + trailer on social features (lol @ copying DC) + ForzaFuel (??);
  • Ori and the Blind Forest - live demo (looks coo!) + XB1 and PC;
  • Sunset Overdrive - Ted Price + mention of "franchise" instead of game + trailer + crazy bots! + looks like crazy fun + October 31st release + XB1 Bundle (WHITE XBOX) with SO for 399€/$;
  • Halo Time - MCC includes Nightfall (I think we knew this already) and Halo 5 MP Beta (again, known stuff) + Halo Channel (?) + basically anything related to Halo will be there + available on XB1 and Windows + partnership with Twitch + you can launch and livestream the MCC from the Halo Channel + live demo + ranking system is skill based like Halo 2 + Sanctuary map demo/trailer with "pro Halo players" (lol);
  • Halo 5 Beta trailer + will focus on 4v4 arena + concept art/levels shown + starts on December 29th;
  • Phil Spencer back on + Fifa 15 Bundle confirmed for 399$/€ + pre-download confimed, starts with FH2 + that's a wrap!

EDIT: Confirmed to be timed exclusive, as opposed to a full exclusive. The window of exclusivity is as of yet unknown.

#2 Posted by TheEroica (14138 posts) -

Whoa... that's a big deal. Unfortunately I see timed exclusive in this... the first time CD or ms go on record dodging the question will be confirmation.

#3 Edited by SecretPolice (22703 posts) -

Huh, interesting.

#4 Posted by biggest_loser (24105 posts) -

Surely that can't be right. That's huge news. What a pickup for MS though.

Maybe it'll be a timed exclusive.

#5 Posted by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Whoa... that's a big deal. Unfortunately I see timed exclusive in this... the first time CD or ms go on record dodging the question will be confirmation.

No, they flat out announced it as exclusive.

'We are pleased to announce that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be launching worldwide in 2015... on Xbox One, exclusively.'

It might go multi later (at least to PC), but yes, this is a big deal. Takes Tomb Raider vs Uncharted to a whole new level.

#6 Posted by Effec_Tor (381 posts) -

Thats going to upset allot of Tomb Raider fans.

#7 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (5866 posts) -

Tomb Raider was the most generic game I played last gen.

#8 Posted by kipsta77 (1017 posts) -

this is serious.

#9 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (25991 posts) -

Hope this is timed. I would love to play Rise on PC.

#10 Posted by TheEroica (14138 posts) -

@charizard1605: true true... tomb raider vs. Uncharted just got saucy.

Ps4 owners are misogynistic pigs confirmed!

#11 Edited by Effec_Tor (381 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

Tomb Raider was the most generic game I played last gen.

MS needed something to compete against uncharted and 1886

#12 Posted by Sphire (2074 posts) -

Wow, I was looking forward to that game. Tomb Raider felt great on PC. Maybe there'll be a 'definitive edition' for the rest. This kinda sucks either way.

#13 Posted by WallofTruth (1826 posts) -

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

#14 Posted by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

@walloftruth said:

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

The series was in fact born on the Sega Saturn.

#15 Posted by blackace (21234 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Just got announced at the Gamescom presentation.

What the hell.

EDIT: Link for those who missed the announcement.

LMAO!!! In before Cows have meltdown. Quantum Break was insane. I thought all of that was suppose to be CGI. Game beats Infamous SS with all those effects.

#16 Posted by TheEroica (14138 posts) -

@blackace: quantum break demo was off the effin hook... that game is gonna put a white xone in my house.

#17 Posted by littlestreakier (2937 posts) -

Wow, I can honestly say I did not see this coming. I'm hoping it's a times exclusive but who knows. It makes sense for MS to aggressively go after this game since Sony has Uncharted.

#18 Posted by GlassdoorGamer (17 posts) -

They must have got a more money from Microsoft than they thought they would get with multi-console sales.

#19 Posted by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@blackace: quantum break demo was off the effin hook... that game is gonna put a white xone in my house.

Seriously, that game... Shit, man. Remedy the GOAT

#20 Posted by dujubear (43 posts) -

So now, it will really be UNCHARTED 4 vs. RotTR. There will be lots of comparisons and arguments about this.

#21 Posted by gameofthering (10398 posts) -

So I guess that means I will have one less game to buy next year. Which is a shame as I enjoyed Tomb Raider 2013.

#22 Posted by Sollet (7441 posts) -

lol I guess SE hates money.

#23 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (5866 posts) -

@blackace said:

@charizard1605 said:

Just got announced at the Gamescom presentation.

What the hell.

EDIT: Link for those who missed the announcement.

LMAO!!! In before Cows have meltdown. Quantum Break was insane. I thought all of that was suppose to be CGI. Game beats Infamous SS with all those effects.

All that stuttering in that linear environment? Nice try, blackace.

#24 Posted by Kjranu (1051 posts) -

How much did Microsoft pay for exclusivity?

#25 Posted by Roler42 (802 posts) -

Well, there goes my interest for that game

#26 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (8812 posts) -

Timed exclusive.

#27 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25991 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@charizard1605: true true... tomb raider vs. Uncharted just got saucy.

Ps4 owners are misogynistic pigs confirmed!

what about us PC players?

#28 Posted by biggest_loser (24105 posts) -

Confirmed now. So disappointing.

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.

http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update

#29 Posted by Effec_Tor (381 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

@TheEroica said:

@charizard1605: true true... tomb raider vs. Uncharted just got saucy.

Ps4 owners are misogynistic pigs confirmed!

what about us PC players?

Just xbox.

#30 Posted by zeeshanhaider (2763 posts) -

Will end up on PC, I think since MS don't own the IP.

#31 Posted by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (585 posts) -

Now that's some serious Shit right there. Then again, Bayonetta 2 is Nintendo exclusive so it seems that MS is learning from Nintendo and I say hey, if you can't beat them, join them. Well that's disappointing to here that Rise of the Tomb Raider is now MS Xbox One exclusive and I play TR on PS4. That's okay, at least Sony has Uncharted 4 coming so I ain't mad at MS.

#32 Edited by gameofthering (10398 posts) -

@biggest_loser: How disappointing. I'm never going to be able to even play it now.

#33 Posted by 7MDMA (314 posts) -

That sucks... TR was a great game on my PC.

At least Sony builds their own exclusives instead of taking away games already touted for other platforms.

Oh, well I'm guessing timed exclusive +- 6 months and console exclusive.

#34 Posted by WallofTruth (1826 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

The series was in fact born on the Sega Saturn.

How so? The first game was also on PS1 and PC and as far as I know (as Wikipedia just told me) the game released at the same time on all three platforms.

#35 Posted by kuu2 (7656 posts) -

Money talks Sony walks.

#36 Edited by lglz1337 (3942 posts) -

exclusive on xbox in 2015 can't you guys read ?

we'll playing the better game uncharted anyway

also good luck with it SE i see another i'm not happy with sales aka crytek incoming

#37 Posted by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

@walloftruth said:

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

The series was in fact born on the Sega Saturn.

How so? The first game was also on PS1 and PC and as far as I know (as Wikipedia just told me) the game released at the same time on all three platforms.

Developed initially for Sega Saturn, then ported late in development to PlayStation when they saw Sega was bombing.

#38 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5808 posts) -

yay more timed exclusives. x1 ftw

#39 Posted by WallofTruth (1826 posts) -
@biggest_loser said:

Confirmed now. So disappointing.

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.

http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update


Lol so pretty much they tell us PS4 gamers to shut up and play the old game? Well thanks SE, as if we didn't already know you guys sucked.

#40 Posted by charizard1605 (59637 posts) -

@7mdma said:

That sucks... TR was a great game on my PC.

At least Sony builds their own exclusives instead of taking away games already touted for other platforms.

Oh, well I'm guessing timed exclusive +- 6 months and console exclusive.

Yo, Sony stole plenty of exclusives back in the day. Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Shin Megami Tensei, ring a bell?

#41 Posted by 7MDMA (314 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

exclusive on xbox in 2015 can't you guys read ?

we'll playing the better game uncharted anyway

Yeah, the way they worded that strongly suggests a timed exclusive. It might not make it to PS4 though TBH.

#42 Posted by gameofthering (10398 posts) -

@walloftruth: I think it released early on the Saturn.

#43 Posted by Heirren (18103 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Whoa... that's a big deal. Unfortunately I see timed exclusive in this... the first time CD or ms go on record dodging the question will be confirmation.

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

The series was in fact born on the Sega Saturn.

How so? The first game was also on PS1 and PC and as far as I know (as Wikipedia just told me) the game released at the same time on all three platforms.

Developed initially for Sega Saturn, then ported late in development to PlayStation when they saw Sega was bombing.

I'm pretty sure it was pc first, no?

#44 Posted by Cloud_imperium (4806 posts) -

It'll be a timed exclusive and will come to PC after few months . Can't say about PS4 though .

#45 Edited by WallofTruth (1826 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

@charizard1605 said:

@walloftruth said:

Lol what a joke, the series was born on PlayStation.

The series was in fact born on the Sega Saturn.

How so? The first game was also on PS1 and PC and as far as I know (as Wikipedia just told me) the game released at the same time on all three platforms.

Developed initially for Sega Saturn, then ported late in development to PlayStation when they saw Sega was bombing.

Ah, I didn't know that, thanks.

#46 Edited by Nightflash28 (2131 posts) -

I hope Sqeenix got a lot of money for this, because they will miss out on a lot of sales.

#47 Edited by Blabadon (27671 posts) -

Sad face.

Oh well. Enjoyed the first, probably will skip the second now. Props to Microsoft though. Wonder how this will affect Square bitching about sales

#48 Posted by D4RKL1NG (247 posts) -

NOW MICROSOFT HAS TO DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH ALL THE SEXISM DIABTRIBES!

YOU BOUGHT YOURSELF A HEADACHE HAHAHAHAHA

But seriously,fuck this :(

#49 Edited by Heil68 (46146 posts) -

Well I can play it....

#50 Posted by CyberLips (1824 posts) -

Wow what the hell?