The next entry to the rebooted Tomb Raider will only be coming to Xbox One, eschewing other platforms like PC and PlayStation 4.
The Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity was announced at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany Tuesday morning. The game follows 2013’s gritty reboot of the franchise, putting a younger, less-experience Lara Croft on a dangerous tropical island.
While it wasn’t entirely clear if Rise of the Tomb Raider would come to PS4 and PC a few months after its holiday 2015 release on Xbox One, the Tomb Raider blog,which developer Crystal Dynamics runs, clarifies that is not the case.
“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.
“This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.”
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