Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher announced during Microsoft’s Gamescom presentation today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox One exclusive when it releases during holiday 2015.
“We consider all of you to be the lifeblood of Tomb Raider and the work we do at Crystal,” Gallagher wrote on the Tomb Raider website. “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.”
“Our goal has always been to deliver something truly special with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Today’s announcement with Microsoft is one step to help us put Tomb Raider on top of action adventure gaming.”
“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,” he continued. “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 that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.”
Gallagher also asks fans to send any questions and concerns they have to Crystal Dynamics who will answer to the best of their ability.