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Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Confirms The Rise of Tomb Raider Will Release on PS4



Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Confirms The Rise of Tomb Raider Will Release on PS4


I already told you. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has admitted that Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t really an Xbox One exclusive, and that his deal with Square Enix has a fixed “duration”. That means that, as we noted yesterday, the title will almost certainly launch on the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2016, though the Microsoft employee wasn’t about to say that explicitly.

“When people want me to say, can you tell us when or if it’s going to come to other platforms, it’s not my job? “My job is not to talk about games that don’t belong to me. I don’t have them building Tomb Raider on other platforms. I can’t talk about the franchise in that way. I can talk about the deal I got. I have Tomb Raider shipping upcoming holidays exclusively on Xbox. Is Xbox 360 and Xbox One. I’m not trying to mislead anyone in terms of where this thing is.”

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Spencer continued to claim innocence, despite yesterday’s blatant deception. “What they do with the franchise in the long run is not», he emphasized. “I don’t control it, so I can only talk about the deal I have. I don’t know where else Tomb Raider is going.” The biggest question at this point, though, is when will it move on? “The deal lasts,” is all Spencer would say. “I did not buy it. I am not the owner of the franchise.

Nor would the cornered company man dwell on any of the finer details of society. “It’s an agreement between us and the partner,” he emphasized. “People ask me how much we pay. There are certain things that I am not going to talk about because it is a business agreement between us and them. Obviously, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy the property in perpetuity.” Actually, that wasn’t obvious to everyone yesterday.

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To be fair to Spencer, he had a word for PlayStation fans. “If I’m a PlayStation person, I suddenly feel like the franchise is gone,” she commiserated with herself. “I didn’t buy the IP. I didn’t buy the studio. It is not mine. Where this thing will go over time, we’ll see what happens with the game. I do not own all the iterations of Tomb Raider.” At least now she has come out and cleared things up, even if it took a day.

Of course, we told you yesterday. There was very clear wording in Microsoft’s announcement that the game would only be exclusive for the holiday season. However, many people took them true to their word, hence the outrage. At least you can rest assured knowing that the game will almost certainly come to PS4 in the future. The even bigger frustration at this point is that the Redmond-based company is essentially paying Square Enix to stop you from playing it.

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