Square Enix Confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider is Timed Exclusive, Again
A lot of players are concerned about Microsoft's deal with Square Enix to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider, but Square Enix has returned to assuage concerns... again.
We told you yesterday that Microsoft came forward and told the world that it would be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider. Game Informer reports that now, Square Enix has confirmed Microsoft's statement. It also offered a glimmer of hope for non-Xbox owners.
"Yes, Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox," a Square Enix representative confirmed. "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." The representative went on to say, "Our partnership with Microsoft on Rise of the Tomb Raider does have a duration, but we aren't discussing those details at this time and are focused on collaborating to deliver a great game on Xbox One and Xbox 360."
While this seems to be good news for PlayStation owners, neither company has confirmed when this exclusivity deal with Xbox will be over. Though Microsoft is publishing the game at the moment, it looks like that won't stop other platforms from getting Rise of the Tomb Raider... eventually. This whole mess has been rather confusing, but at least now it appears we have a bit of clarification.