I know that Gamescom was last week and of course a lot of people were very annoyed that Rise of Tomb Raider was announced exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360 to be released December 2015, this really did made a lot of Tomb Raider fans and gamers out there very upset that there was no word on a PS4, PS3 or even a PC/Steam release for it. But when a conversation between Eurogamer and Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer confirmed that the game is, in fact a timed exclusive, the collective sigh of thousands of fans could be heard across the continents.
Okay I can understand why they wanted it to be released on both Xbox One mainly because that this could help with the sales on both the game and console sales once it’s released next year. However if it gets released there may be a number of bugs or even glitches maybe in the Xbox version depending if try to rush the game to be released in time for the holidays and of course throw in some extra surprises and goodies at next year’s E3 perhaps. However I can also imagine that Microsoft wanted something like an Uncharted style game for the Xbox as well since the Uncharted series on the PS3 have sold millions and help redefine the action-adventure genre on next-gen consoles on both the 7th and 8th generation of gaming, there were rumours that Uncharted 4 could be released around the same time next year for the PS4 so there maybe a little competition on sales and hardware as well.
This isn't first time games have had this situation before where games in the past like Ninja Gaiden 2, Star Ocean IV, BioShock and Braid were released as Xbox exclusives to begin with and then within a few months later or a year later there were released on the PS3 with some added extra content and features that were never in the original this does help with the loss on some gamers which couldn't afford both consoles back then and only had either one of those systems this was a nice way to treat PS3 owners for those who had a little longer but worth the wait in the end. Even PC indie games had the same situation they were first released on PC like Hotline Miami or The Binding of Isaac or even Half-Life 1 and 2 for that matter were only PC but later got released on consoles.
It will be released on PS4 later in the future if fans and gamers are willing to wait there may even be some extra stuff for the PS4 for the loss. To begin with the Tomb Raider series on the PS1 sold more copies then it did on the PC so it could mean that gamers and fans want to experience it on a PlayStation just like old times but then again if it was released on PS4 sooner than anyone expected this would boost up sales for the system.
Are you still planning on picking up Tom Raider next year on Xbox One or 360? Or are you willing to wait a little longer for a PS4 or PC release next year?
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