Neil Druckmann Mocks Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Box Art

By   /   Jul 19, 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s PS4 release date was finally announced today, allowing Playstation players to finally have the timed exclusive game coming this October on the eleventh. The cover art for that version, however, has been mocked by Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog on Twitter for its similarity to the Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection box.

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Playstation 4 version will also be coming with a wide variety of new content in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, including Playstation VR support. One can hardly blame Druckmann for making fun, in that case.

Both covers include the central character of the series standing in the center of the box with identical partial silhouetted visual effects.

Druckmann even equated the incident to Melania Trump’s performance at the United States’s Republican National Convention the previous night, where she apparently plagiarized a significant portion of her speech from the current First Lady Michelle Obama.

All the same, Tomb Raider as a franchise is far older than Uncharted. The very first Tomb Raider game came out in 1996, and was critically and commercially successful and even spawned a movie based on it that was moderately successful despite mixed reviews.

In contrast, the very first Uncharted game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, came out over ten years later in 2007.

One difference you could find in the two series, however, is that Uncharted’s quality continued to increase from game to game, while the various Tomb Raiders had a series of rises and dips in quality before the 2013 reboot got critical acclaim and spawned a sequel.

The tweet is, however, mainly a joke. As an exclusively Playstation-based studio, Druckmann was likely wanting to play the game for himself, unless he has an Xbox One stashed away somewhere.

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s PS4 edition will be releasing on October 11 of this year, so if you’ve been wanting to play it but only have a Playstation 4, you won’t have much longer to wait.

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