GS News - New Tomb Raider Is Xbox Exclusive; 10 Million PS4s Sold

Sony touts their massive hardware sales, Rise of the Tomb Raider is skipping PlayStation and PC, and PS4 update 2.0 is packed with features!

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monkeyman42698
monkeyman42698

Square Enix i support your move in making Tomb Raider an exclusive to Xbox1! You made the right choice in deciding which is a better company! #kingdomheartsdefinitiveeditionforxboxone

monkeyman42698
monkeyman42698

The tomb raider Xbox exclusive decision is right and if you want it get a Xbox one.

#kingdomheartsdefinitiveeditionforxboxone

Silacio
Silacio

Yup, will definitely pick up GTA V for PS4. Immediately sold my PS3 and games after finding out Last of Us, Tomb Raider (still irked about it's sequel), GTA V was all going to PS4.... I kind of wished Bioshock Infinite would have (since I didn't finish it). Oh well, don't care about previous era anymore


PS4 ftw btw :D  See the diversity in it's games? Sheesh, plus they cut some games because they didn't have time?! I want to play Rise of TR and Quantum Break like the rest of everyone, but I know PS4 has Uncharted and a load of other exclusives (did you see Wild??! I want that)

JulyAeon
JulyAeon

Outdated moronic marketing is holding it all back.  Exclusive titles are holding back the developers and don't make me buy a new console.  

Not sure why any developer like Square Enix would agree to that in the first place,  by selling across all platforms they would be making more money for sure.  

hishamramzan
hishamramzan

The new Tomb Raider is Xbox exclusive? what the *uck were those guys thinking

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

They are denying loyal fanbase to continue the story of Lara Croft in the sequel to the one of the most succsesful re-boots in history on video games. Well done Square Enix. Your greed is bigger than EAs. You just said f*** to all Tomb Raider fans, to PS4, PS3 and PC owners. Well done you !

xrizz1066
xrizz1066

Wonder how much M$ had to dole out to get this exclusive for 6 or so months? It didin't work for Titanfall or Ryse, hope this inst a painful mistake by Square Enix

bogsbiny
bogsbiny

Maybe Sony should concentrate less on updating their console every 5 minutes and bring out a decent game

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Xbox wins another best in show!

#teamxbox!

antonioromero99
antonioromero99

Square Enix i support your move in making Tomb Raider an exclusive to Xbox1! You made the right choice in deciding which is a better company! #kingdomheartsdefinitiveeditionforxboxone

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

Most Xbox exclusives end up on PC and PS4. Still no reason for me to own Xbox. PC and PlayStation, all of them :D

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

They sold something like 6.5 million copies of the last Tomb Raider....they moaned about poor sales.

That 6.5 million is spread over 2 os's and 4 consoles...so I don't get why they did it. 


Sqeenix basically just took a Scrooge McDuck dive into a pool of money and turned its back on their fans


*slow clap* Sqeenix had better hope their fans are forgiving 

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

I'm annoyed by this TR exclusive. I feel like devs are forgetting where their fan base came from...or right, TR1 launched on PC first!!!! same with GTA franchise. first on PC before being ported to console. i.e. the PS1


I'm sure it will make its way to PC and PS4 after Christmas.

sephsplace
sephsplace

This Tomb Raider news has pretty much pee'd me off! I was really looking forward to the game on PC... I have completely lost faith, how they have turned their back on MILLIONS of their fan's.... disgusting! this won't be forgotten! and M$, do people really need a reason to hate you more, and not buy an XBOX ONE. M$ shady practices have been peeing on gamers as far back as I can remember! But enjoy the game xbox one owners, while the console is still in production, I wouldnt trust M$ with any longevity in their products.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

the problem is tomb raider games tho are great games they were never really system seller, so i dont understand MS's thinking about getting it exclusive when clearly most people will buy the 360 version rather then go out and get an xb1 as they more likly have a ps4.  MS probably paid a lot of money to get this exclusive as well and everyone can foresee that its going to end up shooting them in the foot again like with titanfall. the thing is if sony start to fight back by buying out exclusives over MS, MS will still get the short end of the stick. all sony need to do is buyout something like fallout 4 or some other big franchise and thats it game over. 

kerc_chaos
kerc_chaos

I was a x360 gamer in the last generation cause I was a student and didn't have the finances to own both consoles at the time so I made a choice and I was pretty satisfied with it. Now I own an xbox one and I own a PS4 because I can afford it and I have a decent gaming PC, lets just get that out of the way so everyone knows where I'm coming from i.e. I'm platform agnostic.


Since I bought my xbox one I have barely touched it and I'm having more fun playing games on my PS4. The Last of Us was a real treat of a game and I'm glad they remastered it. 

The simple reason for my preference is this; Sony's console still feels like a gaming hub first and a media hub second coupled with what in my opinion is more investment in the actual console development rather than an accessory (i.e. the kinect or move) have been able to make a console that seems to be smoother and more powerful than the xbox one. Furthermore the UI doesn't feel as bloated and is more attractive (colourful and easier to navigate) if I have a criticism of the PS4 UI it's that in some instances it isn't as intuitive as it could be. These factors come together to make an enjoyable gaming experience.

On the xbox one it feels like MS spent too much of the R&D money on the kinect and not enough on the actual console. The UI feels clunky and the lack of functionality and overall attractiveness which was in the NXE really hurts the enjoyment of using the console. MS makes it feel like gaming isn't a priority anymore and being a set top box is.

I don't think the xbox one is doomed by any means but with a lack of exclusives and interesting or compelling reason to game on xbox it feels like this generation Sony has the market and I think they deserve it. MS is suffering in my opinion from their own hubris.

akikisaragi
akikisaragi

CD selling out to a desperate MS throwing money at any company who might give them and the Xbox One some sense of relevancy while at the same time slapping Tomb Raider fans in the face making a TR game XBO exclusive when TR hasn't ever really been an exclusive to anyone. Obviously CD and Square didn't learn from EA's mistake with Titanfall which had EA crawling back on their knees to Sony apologizing.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I don't get SE, didn't they cry that the last Tomb Raider did not sell enough even though it sold millions? How will the next one sell better if it is exclusivly on the least sold system? I just hope it makes it to the Pc like other xOne exclusives before.

I did not see any press conference, so I'd like to ask: Did Sony reference the 10 million sales = win thing or is this something from Gamespot?

justicar_1
justicar_1

It's most likely time exclusive.

lilironman
lilironman

Sony is owning micro$hyt, Uncharted WTFPWNS tomb raider any day.

hystavito
hystavito

I think this is the most comments on GS News in awhile, yeah people are worked up over Tomb Raider :).  I own an Xbox One and 360 but I'm still a bit disappointed with it, mostly on principle.  On the practical side I'd still rather play it on PC or PS4.


Regarding Share Play, I had completely forgotten about that promised feature where a friend could remotely take over your game.  Anyway Share Play is pretty cool, a way to breathe new life into local co-op,  except it's not local co-op, you get the idea :).


Side note, I don't see HoH up, so I'm assuming it's one of those situations where the demise of something (or loss of staff or etc.) is sort of not supposed to be officially acknowledged on site.  That sucks.

superbuuman
superbuuman

time exclusive imo..good game, not enough for me to get a Xbone tho...so don't care if it comes to PC great if not then that's that. 10mil PS4 sold...is Crystal Dynamics really gonna miss out on this? if MS manage to get it as an all time exclusive good grab. :P

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

I don't really care if it's on xbox. I have the PS4 current version and it is a good game but PS4 will have Uncharted which is more or less the same game and better (without that annoying Brit. accent!). 


Economically it makes no sense - at the start the nice robot lady said PS4 had sold 10 million consoles. That's like McDonalds refusing to open restaurants in China (they have). 


Naughty Dog is hands down the best console developer and they seem linked at the hip with PS4.

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

I honestly don't think it'll stay console exclusive. There has already been MUCH more of a stink about this than there was Rayman and you see how that went. It's time for us to stop this stupid console exclusivity nonsense and make ALL games cross platform, except for Wii-U, we don't want to downgrade the gaming experience.

djdavidmichaels
djdavidmichaels

In other news.............. Who the hell cares about the PS4 update either. This was just a serious waste of time clicking this. I could give a rats a$$ about social media/sharing/video crap. How about something useful. Some of us are actually adults and can't be bothering our friends saying "Hey lil' billy I'm stuck on level 4 can you help me???" 


The ONLY good bit of news here was Sony's staggering sales numbers. When sales figures excite someone more than the features gained in an update you could call that a pretty WEAK update, NO?

djdavidmichaels
djdavidmichaels

Ironically I only have Tomb Raider for Playstation because it was FREE via Playstaion Plus. I would never actually pay to play it. TBH Who really cares?

Talavaj
Talavaj

@Carpetfluff Yeah this was obvious, the game's splash screen didn't show "Only on Xbox" unlike the other games. Just another pathetic attempt from MS to sell something as an exclusive.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@antonioromero99 really? are you really saying that Square Enix made the right choice?


you think that by cutting off 2/3rds of your loyal fanbase for money is the right choice?

mizifih
mizifih

@WolfgarTheQuiet Oh yeah. And let Microsoft spend all their money, that they're not getting back from XboxOne sales, and go broke! Yay!


Microsoft is not keeping anything exclusive, it's just a way to make people buy their console, all the "exclusives", like Dead Rising and Son of Rome are coming for PC, in 4K, by the way. But guess what? People are just not falling for that. I mean, it's selling a little more these days, BUT, not enough to make it profitable, and I'm all McDonald's on it, "I'm lovin' it". I'm a hater for MS these days, from their keyboard, to Windows (9 already, really?).

pointingmonkey
pointingmonkey

@scarred_fox  I think Tomb Raider 1 was ported from PC to the Sega Saturn before the PS1, I seem to remember getting it for the Sega Saturn before the PS1.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@scarred_fox there's no doubt Sqeenix will sh*t themselves when the sales figures come out

Daelusca
Daelusca

@sephsplace lmao....while I disagree wholeheartedly with any game being an exclusive, singling out MS is kinda funny in that every system (PC most of all) contubutes to this junk...and the respective fanboy rage. As to MS and longevity, if it is a battle between MS and Sony...one is very, very profitable and the other...isn't....guess which is which.

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

@ArchoNils2 TR is a HUGE overall company success, but unfortunately, a financial disappointment, in their terms. AAA games seems becoming unreasonable for HUGE companies like them. I STILL DON'T GET IT! ;-(

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@ArchoNils2 I think Sony kicked of their conference by saying they had 10 million sales not units shipped so it's like 10 million PS4 owners 

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Well... consoles downgrade the Pc experience then

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@djdavidmichaels


I''m not only an adult i'm an OLD adult and often games gather dust if I get stuck. This is useful for old putterers like me.

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

@djdavidmichaels A LOT of people that grew up playing Tomb Raider care. This series was a big favorite for a lot of people, and it should be multi platform.

sephsplace
sephsplace

@Daelusca @sephsplace you really think M$ is going to last this generation with the PS4 annihilating the xbox one in sales? c'mon! and fanboy rage.... well yes, I love Tomb Raider, and now I can't play on PC! annoying! I know NO ONE with an xbox one! the reason MS gets singled out is because they took a multiplat game and made it exclusive, instead of investing in new IP, it's shady practice, the kind M$ is renowned for. and why is singling out M$ funny on the PC? windows 8 is the worst (P)OS, they will force dx12 with a mandatory OS upgrade like dx10/11 did, M$ are anti-consumer and anti-gamer ESPECIALLY on the PC (as well as their console), which is why they are failing this gen.

djdavidmichaels
djdavidmichaels

@dmblum1799 @djdavidmichaels If I get stuck I head straight to the internet. What social features do you use RIGHT now on the PS4 may I ask? There are plenty and I am beyond curious to see what features you find useful?

djdavidmichaels
djdavidmichaels

@Kiyosuyo @djdavidmichaels I was in Junior High school when this game came out AND I played it but I can't say I grew up playing this. I even had it on the Nokia N-Gage (If anyone knows what that even was anymore) but again it just doesn't do it for me anymore. I was always into the games I liked and NOT the games I was supposed to like. Wasn't a MGS or Resident Evil fan either LOL. Just opinions I guess.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@djdavidmichaels @dmblum1799


I don't use any and sometimes I check the net. The thing is I live abroad in Korea and have a lot of family back home and when I visit there I used to play ps3 with my nieces and nephews. It's an option, a way to contact your roots if you travel a lot. You don't have to use it.

hystavito
hystavito

@djdavidmichaels @Kiyosuyo I had an N-Gage :).  Actually I still have it but of course it hasn't been used in ages, and yes I did for awhile use it as my actual phone.