Xbox boss Phil Spencer has told Eurogamer that the Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal “has a duration”.
An explanation of the deal from Darrell Gallagher yesterday suggested that the title would not be released on PC or PlayStation consoles, however Spencer comments indicate this may not be the case.
“It’s not because I’m trying to be a headfake on anybody,” Spencer said. “It’s a deal between us and the partner. People ask me how much did we pay. There are certain things I’m just not going to talk about because it’s a business deal between us and them. Obviously the deal does have a duration. I didn’t buy the IP in perpetuity.”
Spencer also acknowledged the reaction from PC and PlayStation Tomb Raider fans.
“I get the reaction I see,” Spencer said. “If I’m a PlayStation person all of a sudden I feel like, the franchise has gone. I didn’t buy the IP. I didn’t buy the studio. It’s not mine. Where this thing will go over time, just like Dead Rising or Ryse, we’ll see what happens with the game. I don’t own every iteration of Tomb Raider.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One in holiday 2015.