Rise of the Tomb Raider will be Xbox One exclusive, launches holiday 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Microsoft has announced that Rise of The Tomb Raider will be exclusively released for the Xbox One in the holiday of 2015. There's no word about when the exclusivity will end, but for now, it's not hitting any other console. Crystal Dynamics head Darrel Gallagher revealed some information about the deal during the Gamescom presentation.

"We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal. I’d like to give you some insight into this decision, and why we feel this is the very best thing for the Tomb Raider sequel we’re creating at the studio," says Gallagher. 

He further said, "Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past - we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft."

This doesn't mean the developer has no plans for other platforms. The company said "Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris" is set to hit the PC and PlayStation this December, while Tomb Raider The Definitive Edition is already available for the PlayStation 4.

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