When Square Enix announced Rise of the Tomb Raider at Gamescom last year, they also announced that the game would be exclusive to Xbox platforms, so PlayStation 4 and PC players wouldn’t get to play it. At least, not for a certain amount of time. However Square Enix has now confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit PC and PS4 after a period of Xbox exclusivity.
The title will launch on Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016, and PS4 in late 2016. Rise of the Tomb Raider is scheduled to hit Xbox One and Xbox 360 this year on November 10th.
“The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) in Holiday 2016,” Square Enix says. “Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.”
You may be aware that after the announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity, a vocal set of fans took to the internet to express their rage and disappointment. For months after the game’s reveal, Microsoft and Square Enix had to clarify the definition of an “exclusive,” and they eventually noted that the companies’ partnership had “a duration,” giving a glimmer of hope to Sony and PC fans everywhere. In this case “a duration” is “about a year.” At least we know that the rest of us can play.
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