Square Enix CEO Gives Reasoning for Rise of the Tomb Raider Exclusivity

By   /   1 year ago
Rise of the Tomb Raider

The exclusivity of Rise of the Tomb Raider may be timed, but this does not mean that fans are not annoyed by it. People with Playstation 4 consoles have to wait a year until they get to play, and a year in gaming is a long time and a lot of potential lost profit.

Talking to Examiner though Square Enix CEO of the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers is fully aware of how fans would react:

“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 long time 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”

What it was rather, was a way to thank Microsoft for the passion they had shown for their game:

“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 praise for Microsoft continues:

“It becomes the most important thing. We’re about growing our IP, this is a long-term decision. We’re going to take Tomb Raider up to the next level. With Microsoft’s belief, passion and sort of muscle to help us deliver, we really think this is going to be an awesome game that people will enjoy for years and years to come”

So in short Microsoft have helped Crystal Dynamics to make Raise of the Tomb Raider special, and what we have seen so far is impressive. Will this impress Playstation 4 fans who still have the long wait? Probably not. At least they know the game is coming, maybe by the time they’ve tired of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End it will be just in time for Lara to make her comeback to the Playstation 4.

What are your thoughts on what Phil Rogers had to say? Let us know below.

Featured Videos

Join the Conversation

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   2 months ago
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter …

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   2 months ago
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   2 months ago
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   2 months ago
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   3 months ago
Load More