Rise of the Tomb Raider developers not focusing on PlayStation

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Rise of the Tomb Raider got some flak when it was revealed that it was going to be an Xbox exclusive back in 2014 at Gamescom. However, more details emerged that revealed it to be a timed exclusive. It was definitely shocking, since the Tomb Raider series has been a part of the PlayStation brand for quite some time.

It turns out that Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft have been having a great relationship together for over a decade. Crystal Dynamics’ Darrell Gallagher tells Game Informer, “It’s been a long partnership … since 2008 when we started working with Xbox on Underworld with some exclusive DLC.”

Other examples of their partnership include the Xbox’s Summer of Arcade program featuring Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

When asked whether Tomb Raider relies on the partnership with Xbox, Gallagher said it’s not necessary.

“I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “If you look at Tomb Raider, it’s been around for 20 years. So, I do think it would still be around.”

It’s also revealed that the Tomb Raider reboot sold 7.5 million copies.

PlayStation owners are wondering when the sequel will be made available to them. They will have to wonder some more.

“We’re focusing on Xbox One and Xbox 360 here at Crystal, and that’s what we’re focused on right now. And anything beyond? We’ll come back to at a later date.”

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