Microsoft created quite a fuss yesterday when they announced that the sequel to the famous Tomb Raider reboot will be exclusive to Xbox and will not come to any other console.
However, in a new interview with Eurogamer, Phil Spencer clarified that this new deal with Crystal Dynamics has a duration and after that Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on other consoles and PC.
When people want me to say, can you tell us when or if it’s coming to other platforms, it’s not my job. My job is not to talk about games I don’t own. I have a certain relationship on this version of Tomb Raider, which we announced, and I feel really good about our long term relationship with Crystal and Square.
I didn’t buy the IP. I didn’t buy the studio. It’s not mine. Where this thing will go over time, just like Dead Rising or Ryse, we’ll see what happens with the game. I don’t own every iteration of Tomb Raider.
This news must be great for the players who don’t own any of the Microsoft’s console, but still they will have to wait until the said duration is over to get their hands on the upcoming Lara Croft’s adventure.
Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Xbox One and Xbox 360 next holiday season, while the other consoles and PC version of the game will see the light of day at a later date.
What do you think of this timed exclusively of Rise of the Tomb Raider? Do you think it will help Microsoft?