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Rise of the Tomb Raider  



Rise of the Tomb Raider is actually only a timed Xbox exclusive


10:15 AM on 08.13.2014
 'Exclusive'Rise of the Tomb Raider is actually only a timed Xbox exclusive photo



Put down your pitchforks, people. As it turns out, Rise of the Tomb Raider isn't really an Xbox exclusive. According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the deal "has a duration."

Microsoft didn't say that during its gamescom presentation yesterday. Instead, the company chose to label it as an exclusive when they probably should have said it's just coming to Xbox first. Spencer seems to disagree, though, asserting it's "not [his] job" to tell people when a game is coming out for other platforms. 

"I have Tomb Raider shipping next holiday exclusively on Xbox. It is Xbox 360 and Xbox One," Spencer revealed to Eurogamer.

The executive wouldn't detail how long the period of timed exclusivity was or how much Microsoft paid Square Enix for the privilege of Lara Croft's latest adventure launching first on Xbox systems, saying "there are certain things I'm just not going to talk about because it's a business deal between us and them."

Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal 'has a duration' [Eurogamer]





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5:00 PM on 02.24.2015
Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider partnership with Microsoft began in 2008

At gamescom 2014, Rise of the Tomb Raider caused waves when it was revealed to be an Xbox exclusive. Well, sort of an exclusive. More like a timed exclusive. But, regardless of the confusion surrounding the announce...more



8:30 AM on 02.17.2015
Lara looks cold in Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Microsoft-published, badly named -- unless we're talking dough or erections, let's cool it on all the rising -- Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking far more frigid in these new screenshots than it did at re...more



1:15 PM on 12.09.2014
Microsoft is the publisher of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Ever since Microsoft's gamescom exclusivity reveal, there's been plenty of speculation about the state of Rise of the Tomb Raider. Although it was soon found out to be a timed-exclusive, there are still many uncertainties sur...more



11:00 AM on 08.23.2014
Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ explains that developer 'didn't intend any confusion'

A Rise of the Tomb Raider FAQ has popped up on the official Tomb Raider tumblr account, and it answers some of the questions you've had since the fateful "holiday 2015 Xbox exclusive" announcement. It clarifies that...more



9:30 AM on 08.18.2014
Tomb Raider deal 'doesn't come from an evil space'

Inking an exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider may have made Microsoft look like a villain, but that certainly wasn't the company's intention. In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer attempted to d...more



12:00 PM on 08.14.2014
Does Tomb Raider's timed exclusivity make you want an Xbox One?

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8:22 AM on 08.12.2014
Crystal Dynamics Head explains why Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to the Xbox One as an exclusive in 2015. For how long though? Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios Darrell Gallagher has an answer to that question, and you might not like it. Speaking on the sub...more



7:00 PM on 06.16.2014
Rise of the Tomb Raider might be on last-gen consoles too

Lara Croft may have moved onto new and exciting hardware, but that might not mean that she's seen the last of the faithful standbys from yesteryear. It appears as if Rise of the Tomb Raider, the franchise's next installment s...more



12:53 PM on 06.09.2014
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