Crystal Dynamics speaks out on Rise Of The Tomb Raider Xbox One exclusivity
Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming exclusively to Xbox One earlier today during its Gamescom press conference, though there has been some confusion as to whether it was lifetime or simply timed.
Crystal Dynamics has spoken out on its Tumblr to clarify that the game is exclusive past the “Holiday 2015” window. This is, of course, great news for Xbox One owners.
“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,” reads the statement from Crystal Dynamics’ Head of Studios, Darrell Gallagher.
“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.”
Follow the link for the full post, there isn’t much more information other than Gallager assuring fans Rise of the Tomb Raider would be “something truly special” and the “most ambitious Tomb Raider game ever built.”