When it comes to Rise of the Tomb Raider one of the questions has to be, how are Sony handling the delay? GamingBolt may have been given the answer to this by India’s Playstation boss, Atindriya Bose.
One thing we do have to remember is that his view on the game is based on the perspective of the Indian market. It is safe to assume though that these will likely be mirrored in other territories. When asked his thoughts on the Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal he had this to say:
“These are strategies and partnerships that are drawn up at the world level. But whenever it comes in players will have it. See, there are two competitors playing with certain strategies. We have to look at what are the best things in our portfolio and what differentiators are there and to what extent it covers up certain gaps that we may be having,” Bose explained to GamingBolt. “The other competitor is also not going to fit without doing anything. These strategies happens between the platform owners and the developers.”
On the actual delay of the next Tomb Raider game he said there should not be any concern, stating:
“But in terms of whenever it happens [the game’s release on PS4], there should not be any concern about its availability. I am not too concern about this delay but there should not be any concerns about its availability. In terms of distribution between ours and the third parties, making them available in the market, I think we have created an infrastructure that can take that ahead.”
Logically this does make sense, though Playstation 4 fans will still be annoyed that they will have to wait. With Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End and other Playstation 4 exclusives on their way next year I’m sure there will be plenty of other games to keep them busy until Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally released.
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