Rise of the Tomb Raider Could Come to PlayStation But it's All a Bit Complicated

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Could Come to PlayStation But it's All a Bit Complicated

We already knew that Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider was coming first to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2015 but some new revelations are coming to light.

A couple of days ago, Xbox marketing chap Aaron Greenberg confirmed on Twitter that not only are Microsoft users getting the game first but Microsoft will also be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider. That changes the state of play considerably, especially the possibility of releases on other consoles in the future.

Further clarification received by Game Informersuggests that the deal with Crystal Dynamics could be similar to the way Dead Rising 3 was published. That's a title which received a PC release almost a year on with no suggestion that it will appear on other platforms.

Putting together all of the quotes and murmurs to date, the only thing we really know right now is that the deal between Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics is all about giving the franchise serious room to grow and that it does have a certain duration. The language out of Microsoft - 'I didn't buy the IP in perpetuity' - might suggest that while Lara Croft might appear on other consoles in the future, there's still a chance that Rise may not.

Either way, with Rise not set for release til the end of 2015, I wouldn't bet on a major Croft adventure on PlayStation for at least two years.

But you can always go play Temple of Osiris...



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