Tuesday 9 December 2014

Microsoft to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

Microsoft has announced it is publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in late 2015.

The Redmond-based company's head of global product marketing Aaron Greenberg revealed the news on Twitter.

"Yes we are publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider," Greenberg wrote in response to a question about publication.

Square Enix expanded upon this.

"Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox," the company said. "Microsoft has always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and they will get behind this game with more support across development, marketing and retail than ever before, which we believe will be a step in continuing to build the Tomb Raider franchise as one of the biggest in gaming."

This follows last weekend's reveal, during the PlayStation Experience, that Street Fighter V is a PS4 and PC exclusive. A pet hate of mine; third-party exclusives can be divisive amongst fans and fuel bitter rivalries. As an owner of PS4 and Xbox One consoles, I have the luxury of deciding which platform to purchase for, but many gamers don't.

Will you buy an Xbox One to play Rise of the Tomb Raider? Let me know in the comments below.

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