Rise Of The Tomb Raider Won’t Launch On PS4 Until Holiday 2016

It somehow took us this long for official details on Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s console exclusivity on Xbox, but now we finally know what’s going on. The game will launch on Xbox consoles during the holiday season of this year, but all other versions will be coming next year.

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First up is the Windows 10 version of the game, which has been given a tentative release date of “early 2016”. After that gamers have to endure the passage of time as the PlayStation 4 version of the game will not be coming out until the holiday season of 2016. Yup, that means that we’re dealing with an entire year of waiting until PlayStation gamers can get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider.

In seeing this news it’s really making me wonder just how much money Microsoft forked over in over to get this deal in place with developer Crystal Dynamics. The Tomb Raider series has always been more synonymous with PlayStation than Xbox, with the reboot performing better on PlayStation consoles than Xbox consoles. Also, even though this is only a timed exclusive, this was kill any major sales of the game on PlayStation consoles, as the majority of sales happen during the launch window of the game and by holiday 2016 the game will be old news.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Launches This November On Xbox

While due to the numerous leaks that have been happening in the days leading up to E3 spoiled details regarding Rise of the Tomb Raider, we now know that the game will officially be launching this November.

Outside of that, though, we also got a great new gameplay trailer which showcases more of the insane action set pieces that the first game had in spades. Check it out below.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on November 10th on Xbox consoles, with releases elsewhere happening in 2016.

Aim Greater With The New Rise Of The Tomb Raider Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to get its full reveal this month at E3, but that hasn’t stopped the devs from giving everyone another little peak before that.

A new trailer has been released, called Aim Greater, that has Lara Croft giving a monologue on the greatest people in history and the obstacles they overcame to achieve greatness. Apparently Lara is attempting something similar in this game, though I’d say her adventure contains a heck of a lot more snow than theirs.

Check out the Aim Greater trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider and the game’s official box art below.

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Big Rise Of The Tomb Raider News Coming June 1st

Square Enix is teasing some big news regarding Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming action adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Taking to the official Tomb Raider Facebook page, the publisher posted the following brief message:

“Mark your calendars for Monday, June 1.”

Considering E3 is just around the corner, I’m curious as to what exactly they would want to talk about before that. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Don’t Worry, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Still A Timed Exclusive On Xbox

Contrary to a message posted previously, the original timed-exclusive deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider is still on.

Xbox Boss Phil Phil Spencer is clearing the air over recent confusion regarding the upcoming release of Rise of the Tomb Raider. The confusion began when the Xbox Australia Facebook account claimed that the game was no longer a timed exclusive but a full exclusive.


That just isn’t the case, however, as Phil Spencer replied to a fan regarding this message to which he said the following:

Even though this confirms that the original deal is still on, it still surprises me that the deal even happened in the first place. Considering that the Tomb Raider series is more known as a PlayStation series and considering how many more PlayStation 4s are in households compared to Xbox Ones you’d think it would be multiplatform from the get-go. I guess Microsoft forked up some big bucks for this one.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is developed by Crystal Dynamics and will release this Christmas season on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Releases on other platforms will be detailed at some unspecified point afterwards.

Tomb Raider Reboot Most Successful Title In Franchise With Over 8.5 Million Sold

The Tomb Raider reboot has pushed 8.5 million copies and is now the best-selling entry in the franchise.

Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot is proving time and time again how solid it was, as it has taken what was at first decent sales and powered on to the point that it is now the most successful game in the franchise.

The developers reported today that the game has sold over 8.5 million copies since it launched in 2013, though these sales also include last year’s remaster called the Definitive Edition. They said the following:

“Tomb Raider ignited and expanded the fan base, pushing the series to a new level. The game’s incredible sales success reflects the passionate response of players.”

Although the reboot sold best on PlayStation consoles, the Tomb Raider reboot sequel, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, will be a timed exclusive on Xbox consoles. It is set to launch in the 4th quarter of this year.

‘Rise Of The Tomb Raider’ To Feature Day & Night Cycle Mechanic

Rise of the Tomb Raider’s world will be much more dynamic this time around, with changing time and weather that impacts the gameplay.

At the end of the year the Xbox One will be receiving the highly-anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider, which is set to bring several new things to the table following the first game. Game director Brian Horton did an interview with Game Informer where he shared some interesting new facts about Lara’s latest adventure.

One of the new things is an all-new day and night cycle mechanic, which sees the the time of day impacting the game’s environment. It’s obvious that stealth will be impacted by this mechanic as it would be better to attempt at night, but it’s also suggested that certain events and puzzles could be impacted by the time of day, as well.

Elsewhere we also know that there will be several different bow-types for Lara to bring down her enemies with, which was something that the the first game did really well. Official bow-types haven’t been confirmed, but expect more variety compared to what the first game offered. Check out the interview via the link above.