[UPDATE] Next Tomb Raider: Timed Xbox Exclusive

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Naturally, people are angry. Assuming (remember, this stuff tends to be ambiguous) this isn’t a timed exclusive, it won’t just be PS4 owners that will be missing out on the rebooted series.

Considering Sony has sold over 10 million PS4s and the considerably large user base that is PC gaming, Microsoft must have really given Crystal Dynamics a good incentive.

Despite the uproar, Darrell Gallagher has assured us that PS4 & PC gamers have not been forgotten:

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.

Yes, at least we have Temple of Osiris. Game is set for holiday 2015. We’ll see if it becomes cross-platform afterwards.

[Update] Yep, a timed exclusive it is as confirmed by Phil Spencer in an interview with Eurogamer:

“Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy it. I don’t own the franchise.”

Hope it was worth the negative PR.