Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics created quite the controversy at E3 2014 when they announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360. This made many Tomb Raider fans and Playstation 4 owners upset in the fact that they would be unable to continue the story of the young Laura Croft in this freshly rebooted franchise.
Adding confusion to the matter was the fact that Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics were both silent and elusive when asked if the exclusivity was timed or entirely exclusive. Many fans on the internet took the knowledge they had, and assumed it was only timed. Why would a company stop a blooming series dead in its tracks by cutting their audience in half midway through this new saga?
Well, Playstation fans and nerds of the internet, rejoice!(*Editor’s Note: Who you calling a nerd, nerd?) Crystal Dynamics announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will grace the Playstation console 1 year after the Xbox release this November. They also announced that it will be coming to PC sometime in early 2016.
Crystal Dynamics also told fans not to worry. The Playstation version will not turn into a rushed, ported mess, handed off to a secondary team. They announced that the main Tomb Raider team behind the Xbox versions will be handling the transfer over to the Playstation platform. It is safe to assume that all DLC released between now and the holiday season of next year will also be included on the final release.
Are you bummed that you will need to wait an entire year to get your hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider? Or do you feel that Fallout 4 and Uncharted: A Thief’s End will keep you busy in the cold winter months? Let us know in the comments down below!