Rise of the Tomb Raider an Xbox One Exclusive

Seriously? Not that smart of a move on behalf of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics. Reports are coming in from everywhere that the PS4 is out selling the Xbox one 3 to 1, so what’s the first thing you do? Give your next state of the art Tomb Raider game exclusively to the losing company. That makes no sense coming from a third party company who previously released the first reboot of this franchise to all consoles.

This sudden surge of third party companies giving exclusives to certain consoles makes no sense to me what so ever. As a third party company why would you want to limit who you sell your game to? I can understand both Playstation and Xbox having exclusive games from first party companies because of ownership. I would never expect games like Uncharted or The Last of Us be available on Xbox One.

By doing this you not only limit who you sell your game to but you limit the amount of money you’ll be making. Do you guys just not like money? Or have enough of it that you can say “Fuck it, we’ll only give our game to half of the people that want it.” This is just plain stupid. Why make less money when you can make more?

Also, do you not care about your already existing fan base that plays Tomb Raider on Playstation? How can you say that these fans no longer matter to you and if they want to play your game they’ll have to bow down and buy and Xbox One. I’m usually not pissed when games like Titan Fall get to be Xbox One exclusives, and do you know why? Because it’s a new IP. I’ve never played it before and I’m not going to get disappointed that I can’t play it now since it’s new. I am pissed however that Tomb Raider now gets to be an Xbox One exclusive because it’s something that I’ve been playing on Playstation for the longest time. Like many people out there I’ve played every single Tomb Raider game that was available all the way back to my PS1 days.

Tomb Raider

With this new era of the Tomb Raider franchise and Lara Croft, I was super excited. It gave me a chance to play something familiar yet new at the same time. I actually enjoyed the most recent Tomb Raider game in the franchise and enjoyed learning of Lara’s origins. When Rise of the Tomb Raider was first announced at E3, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Now? Now I’m just disappointed.

So now I’ll say thank you Tomb Raider for all the very fond memories that you’ve brought me over the years. I hope you guys at Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics know what your doing because you just lost not only a hell of a lot of sales, but a big majority of your fan base. I for one will not be getting an Xbox One just to get this game and I know many other people won’t be doing this either.