Rise of the Tomb Raider On Xbox One Won’t Be Held Back By Xbox 360, Comments On Timed Exclusivity

Brian Horton assures that the Xbox One version won’t be held back due to the Xbox 360.

Posted By | On 21st, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the many exclusives that Xbox will be receiving later this year. The game will be launching on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. There are concerns that the Xbox 360 version will hold back the current gen version, however there is nothing to worry about as Game Director for ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Brian Horton has assured that this won’t be the case

“Not at all. Nixxes have been long time partners with Crystal Dynamics and are completely focused on the Xbox 360 port of the game,” Horton said to GamingBolt. “We focused a 100% of our energy at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal on making the highest quality game possible on the Xbox One. We are not holding ourselves back at all.”

When asked about timed exclusivity on Xbox platforms, Horton stated that they are currently focusing only on the Xbox versions but did not commented on how long this timed exclusivity will last.

“I think Phil Spencer made this very clear. This time we are just talking about The Rise of the Tomb Raider coming out on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this holiday.”

Rise of the Tomb Raider is out this November for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Stay tuned for our full interview with Brian Horton in the coming days.


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  • Dennis Crosby

    He gave you guys a hint “I think Phil Spencer made this very clear. Phil stated that the game is being treated like Ryse and DR3 so the duration is at least 6 months before it hits PC

    • Ken

      Might get Ryse on PS4 in the near future. What do you think? I remember well that Crytek was pretty damn…sad with the initial sales.

    • kma99

      Lol too funny.

    • Ken

      “Real gamer”.

    • kma99

      Which wouldn’t be you

    • Ken

      Never claimed to be. It’s too pathetic to claim myself as being one. I just love games. Period.

    • kma99

      You dont love games because you’re bias to your favorite piecenof plastic. Lol yalking down on tomb raider then hyping up uncharted. True gamers play all games.

    • Ken

      Yah man, that’s why I got the same damn game again remastered.

      It is thanks to you that I still have a job. Exterminating “fanboyism” wherever I go.

  • andy

    Yep its very clear from the footage at E3. The game is running at full capabilities that Xbone can do. They should have done what Xboners are used to though and have no problems with i.e. drop the resolution to try and make the game look if even a TINY bit next gen. This afterall is the “highest quality game possible” on Xbone.
    No blaming 360 development for this now Xboners when it launches, they just said it has nothing to do with it. ^_^

    • shredenvain

      Please man. This is really unnecessary. Everything doesn’t have to be about console flame wars. In all reality these systems are extremely close in capabilities. The main difference in alot of multiplat titles is resolution. So please stop acting like the X1 isn’t capable of next gen graphics.

    • kma99

      You cant tell these clowns that. They are so dedicated to their piece of plastic they cant think straight.

    • Lara Croft

      Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black. When one of the guys commented saying “he will play it on his PS4 next year”. U said no u won’t. Why would you say that?? Unless u are one of the higher ups working for the Xbox division at MS. What other reason besides plain blind fanboyism would u have to deny a PS4/PC version. The developers and publishers get more money for their work and more fans get to enjoy the game. So why would u deny them that, if not for pure fanboyism to a certain peace of plastic.

    • kma99

      I didnt deny pc i said ps4 dont try to put words in my mouth mr kettle. It has nothing to do with any fanboys, its just stating the obvious. Nice fail please tey gain.

    • Lara Croft

      Lol!! Just that u are trying to deny PS4 proves my point. U care more for your peace of plastic than anyone else. Nice try anyway.

    • kma99

      Deny them what? Sony is funding street fighter 4 and i trying to deny xbox players that game? No sony paying for it they have every right to deny them. Microsoft is funding tomb raider so they have the same rights. Being a fanboy is clouding your judgement.

    • Lara Croft

      This is where you are wrong. SF5 wouldn’t be in development without Sony. It’s pretty common knowledge that financially Capcom aren’t doing great. They never had the money for the game, which Sony came and delivered. The new TR game was already in development before MS came into play. SE aren’t short for cash like Capcom. They just paid for the timed exclusivity. Which is a lot.. If MS had actually paid for all the development, then I would agree with you. Same with Bayonetta 2, that game wouldn’t exist without Nintendo’s funding. But a game like sequel to TR would happen if MS didn’t give cash or not.

    • kma99

      lol you are so gullible. You’re going to sit here and believe that Capcom couldn’t make a street fighter game without sony? get out of here with that. If there is one game by Capcom that will always get developed it is street fighter. They publically stated that the game wouldn’t come out until at lease 2017 without sony’s help not that it wouldn’t come out at all. Stop listening to your favorite youtuber feed you a bunch of crap. You are probably one of the people who paid 30 bucks to fund a kickstarter that sony couldn’t fund but you want to sit here and tell me that they Capcom cant make street fighter without sony’s money but sony cant afford Shenmue????? think boy think…

    • Lara Croft

      Capcom doesn’t have the money for a new SF5. Ono san has made it very clear that without Sony’s funding it would not happen anywhere near in the distant future. U act like SF5 is a huge cash cow like Halo or GT is to MS and Sony. Sony came and funded the whole project so it would always be PS4 exclusive. Not holiday exclusive. That’s the difference. U are the gullible one here, also nice work writing up that story. Very entertaining.

    • kma99

      so they don’t have money for street fighter but they have the money to develop a free to play on the ps4??? street fighter is the highlight game at EVO and you’re trying to tell me that Capcom cant develop this game on their own? get out of here lol. How much is sony paying you to damage control for them.

    • Lara Croft

      I could ask u the same thing. Obviously not enough like MS is paying u. U were obviously born yesterday , otherwise U would how much money F2P games make nowadays. In their troubled financial times, it makes perfect sense to go the F2P route. Especially in Asia , they will make a killing. How much money does Capcom make from Evo ? if they did , they wouldn’t be in a financial hole they are in now would they. Anyway u enjoy games on your platform of choice, I will enjoy them on mine. Good day to u.

    • kma99

      they don’t have to pay me a dime to speak common sense. I have said nothing negative about sony but here you are crying over spilled milk.
      so you think Capcom doesn’t get money from evo? hmm have you ever heard of free advertisement, apparently you haven’t. You have little kids watching this championship and you know what they are gonna want for Christmas? they will want street fighter so they can play and be like the people they see on tv. Everyone knows about street fighter if you don’t then you never gamed before. If street fighter wasn’t as huge as it is do you think sony would bend over backwards to make it exclusive? no they wouldn’t but here you go damage controlling again

    • Lara Croft

      Capcom are just swimming in all the money from Evo. That’s why they are in that financial black-hole currently. Whatever, I’ve said my piece. If u want to continue wasting your time, be my guest.

    • kma99

      yeah they can afford a free to play on ps4 and pc but cant afford to sell a game on ps4 and pc. Do the math, it doesn’t add up. I swear some people didn’t finish high school.

    • Ken

      I hope you did.

    • kma99

      Hope i did what?

    • Ken

      Guess you didn’t after all.

    • kma99

      If you’re going to jump into a conversation at lease try to add to the conversation but seeing that you’re a fanboy you just came to be an idiot.

    • Ken

      I think I’ve added enough friend. But you are welcome to add some more, I’ll be happy to comment.

    • Xander Cruze

      Enjoying that frame rate on witcher 3? Lol, I guess you consider fps in the 20’s to be next gen. By the time frame rate and loading times get sorted on peasantstation, I’ll be running around novigrad on hololense.

      Lol@u making a comment on “next gen” based on a slight difference in resolution at the cost of framerate.

      Gws sony

  • LuckyChamCham

    Cool, getting it on ps4 in January next year 🙂

    • kma99

      Bet u wont

    • spiderman

      at least i dont have an xboom crap! ps4 lider!

    • kma99

      English, do you speak it?

    • Ken

      He does, and so do you apparently.

    • Ken

      Bet you cant.

    • kma99

      Oh i see we got the sony patrol. No wonder you went all dumb in the comment section.

    • Ken

      Nah man. This is the jack_ass patrol. Thankfully, I’ve got a lot of work.

    • Gem Kenneth

      I’m willing to wait. I mean…I’m not willing to buy an Xbox for this game. No matter how good it might turn out; patience is indeed a virtue. I will be awarded with Uncharted 4.

    • HAppY_KrAToS

      We’re millions like you…
      The last tomb raider was just amazing, I think I will get the ps4 remastered version, currently for sale on PSN, for around 13 $/€.
      We all say ‘I will wait ‘, but we all know we can’t wait:that’s the sad truth.
      Next tomb raider will be bigger and better, with Next gen visuals, and its gameplay will be even closer to uncharted one.

      Of course, because it’s a temporary x1 exclusive title, press, specially, the US press, like game spot, polygon, etc, will give it perfect 10/10 scores, like they did to every single x1 exclusive. They won’t miss that huge opportunity to praise and boast an x1 title, to make their favorite x1 console sell better than the competition.

      How long can we really wait…?..

    • Ken

      Simple, there are tons of amazing titles coming soon. Heck, I have a ton of titles I haven’t even finished. The first game was absolutely amazing, but I won’t die from waiting.

    • Ken

      Lastly…close with Uncharted? Really? Are you serious brah? /:)

  • The Last Colossus

    I bet it will be 60fps on PS4

    • Export

      I betch it wont be on PS4 but will come out for the PC ..

    • The Last Colossus

      Keep dreaming, it is coming to PS4, the original Tomb Raider was on PS1.

    • Export

      Where is your proof ? Ryse and DR3 were timed to the PC , Just like tomb Raider will be … You sir , Are daydreaming . Times have changed .. Just because it started out on the PS1 , PC and Sega Saturn doesnt mean nothing .

    • The theory is that even though Microsoft is publishing it, Crystal Dynamic still owns the IP, which means they can do whatever they want with it because it’s still THEIR game. But who knows. Maybe it won’t come to PS4. But it seems unlikely.

    • Export

      Square Enix is the owner of Crystal Dynamic , They said that the sales of TR was a failure hence the reason of M$ to pay for the Publisher Rights . Damn Right , M$ will make sure that its still with there console for a time frame of Mass effect 1 ( about 7yrs ) and a time frame of Ryse and DR3 of 6 months for PC. So you can keep dreaming like am dreaming that TLoU 2 comes out for the X1 , hahaha , I wish but I will fork over the cash then for that game since its the best game since HL2

    • They said that the sales of TR was a failure with a few months of the release, but earlier this year they said it was the best selling Tomb Raider game of all time. So which is it, Square Enix? Regardless, it’ll still sell a lot on XBox One, but if they hope for it to be the new best-selling Tomb Raider game of all-time, releasing it just on XBox One and (later) PC just won’t cut it.

    • Marc D

      The original Final Fantasy was on Nintendo, but FFXV isn’t coming to Nintendo’s new console *gasp!*
      Lol
      The original Tomb Raider was on 3 platforms simultaneously. It was never an exclusive Playstation game.

    • The Last Colossus

      its coming Holiday 2016 idiot!

    • Xander Cruze

      Enjoy playing Xbox left overs, if you’re lucky

    • sbkline

      Keep dreaming pony…the ps4 and xbox one have always had the same framerate, with both consoles outperforming the other on different multiplats….if u want 60fps fork out the money for a pc.

    • The Last Colossus

      I actually have both consoles, I’m just saying its coming to PS4 for sure.

    • Ken

      Dude, it’s the logical step for any company. They will always go for the trend…and that trend is the PS4. First-party exclusives are different obviously.

    • Xander Cruze

      Like witcher?

  • Kita

    Talk about marketing spin. Yes, they are obviously aren’t allowed to talk about the Sony versions but implying that they aren’t actively developing for the ps4 is an outright lie. It seems clear to me that they want to have the Sony version out as soon as the exclusivity ends.

    • doplerradar

      You have no evidence to support “they are actively working on the PS4 version”. All you have is speculation. You have no proof that they are lying. For right now, the focus is on Xbox. Why waste time and members of the team working on another version of the game if it will come out a year from now at minimum when you can be working on a version that comes out in a few months.

  • Truthhurts24

    Why do they keep asking that same idiotic question to the devs for this game. It is not coming PS4 only PC! smh

    • Soda Popinski

      I think with Microsofts strong connection with PC/Windows, if it was JUST coming to PC, that wouldn’t really be a big deal, kind of expected actually, and they may have even announced that already. I really think this “timed exclusive” deal HAS to be in relationship to the PS4. I can’t imagine a 3rd party title, as long standing and wide console spread as Tomb Raider, isolating it’s newest series entry PERMANENTLY from probably literally about half their user fan base.

    • Truthhurts24

      It does not matter this game is already being published by Microsoft and development cost was paid off already as well, so Crystal Dynamics can care less about the PS4 sales. They will profit greatly just from PC and X1 sales when this game releases because they did not have to worry about spending out of their own pockets to create this game Microsoft funded everything.

    • Ken

      That’s not true.

      It would be a completely exclusive game if Microsoft funded everything. Guess Square Enix sold off the franchise huh? 🙂

      Actually read or even watch the damn gaming news man.

    • Truthhurts24

      What I’m said is Microsoft has invested heavily into this sequel for its marketing and development not ownership rights to the ip.

    • Ken

      Alright, sounds fabulous.

    • Dirkster_Dude

      Microsoft has said “Timed Exclusive”. Not sure how long that means, but at some point it probably means it will come to the PS4. If everyone knew when it would make less of an impact on a Timed Exclusive launch for Microsoft toys.

    • Truthhurts24

      Sorry but this game is being published by Microsoft which means it will not be on PS4

    • phar0ahad3

      do you know that Microsoft published ninja gaiden on the 360 and it came to ps3 lol ? research goes a long way son……smh

    • Truthhurts24

      This game will not come to PS4 only PC but you can keep dreaming. Phil clearly stated that he will not make deals for it to end up on the competitions console.

    • phar0ahad3

      I never said the game was coming to ps4 because i feel like it wont also but im just correcting you because publishing a game doesnt mean it cant come out on other platforms but yea i agree i think it willl be xbone exclusive but no matter ill just get it on my pc if it doesnt come out for ps4

    • Ken

      Don’t worry, this guy might be reading this crap from some Xbox Fanboy blog.

    • Dirkster_Dude

      Too bad. I have an XB1 anyway so no worries for me. 🙂

    • Truthhurts24

      Great you wont miss out on this game

  • Marc D

    Wow, this game looks great but all the Dronys are hating so bad on it, lol! Sony fanboy meltdown this Christmas when all the best exclusives will be on the Xbox..

    • Ken

      Not really, happy with the 3rd party titles coming on both platforms. 2016, however…all the Xbox fanboys from around the world will be storing their tears in a little mini-jar. (Don’t ask me why)

    • FifthSparrow

      You said not to, but I must. Why? Cause of Uncharted? (I have and love both systems, btw.)

    • Ken

      Curious I see. :>

      Well. Not just Uncharted my friend. A whole lot other. I must say, it might finally be my chance to play some competitive COD.

      A new era has begun.

    • Starman

      Son , you’ll haven’t even seen SCALEBOUND yet….CRACKDOWN , QUATUMBREAK…. 2 new IP”s coming to gamescom … I would feel like a fool right now , just depending on one system ..(get both , like a real gamer)

    • Ken

      OH. So you are a real gamer? Damn, well. Sorry bruh. 🙂

      MY BAD. I I feel like a total fool right now. I guess I gotta sell all my damn games and platforms, maybe cash-in by selling my Xbox One and Wii U. Then buy them both again to please you “real gamer”.

    • Ken

      LOOK EVERYONE, @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus IS A REAL GAMER. THE REAL MVP.

    • TheRealTimewarp

      No wonder Nathan Drake looks so happy compared to Lara. He’s clearly doing drugs.

    • Ken

      Must be, I mean, he has repeatedly risked his life in each game for the sake of wealth and adventure.

    • theduckofdeath

      Does one also need a capable PC to be a real gamer?

      Are you Starman from NES Pro Wrestling?

    • Starman

      Feast your eyes on this new footage , not shown at e3 … in fact drool …UC4 scripted quicktime 1990’s style gameplay doesn’t come close to this beautiful open wold ..masterpiece .
      https://youtu.be/GZ19JCTOGfI

    • Ken

      Damn son, must’ve been tough looking for that online. Your news feed is probably covered with #XboxOrWeRiot.

    • miyamoto

      Feast your eyes on this….

    • Marc D

      Yeah, Lara is very hot!

    • vapidwolf1

      Yeah I’m sure rise will be great, but please don’t compare it to uncharted and the mighty naughty dog,it’s like comparing saints row to gta

    • Mark

      Wowwww! Plus 1000 Starman. I’m just now seeing this, my goodness.

    • XboxGamer33

      Well 2016 has 3 confirmed Xbox exclusives (2 new IPs and 1 franchise). And look at CoD now, it’s preorders are lagging behind that of Halo and far behind Fallout on Amazon. Although it will be interesting to see MLG on PS, but I haven’t liked a CoD in years lol.

    • Ken

      Do you not grasp the whole scope of things? Sure, it may lag behind in pre-orders, but since when were pre-orders cemented proof of a titles success in the long-term?

      DUDE. COD will be a big hit, even considering its recent decline. Black Ops 3 may not be the next multi-billion dollar title like its predecessors, but I’m damn sure that it’ll make the 10 million unit mark. One of the few titles today that are still capable of doing so.

      Besides, you must’ve been looking at Pre-orders for Xbox One. If so, I am not all that surprised. /:)

    • miyamoto

      LOL!

      Here look…and see what is melting down.

    • Ken

      Big difference in views.

      Still, the game will be amazing. At least it’s multi-platform. No argument there. 🙂

    • miyamoto

      Many are waiting for the PS4 version so both Nate and Lara can be together in one platform.

    • Ken

      Dude, you just gave me an idea.

      It would be amazing if they both starred in the same game…

    • miyamoto
    • Michael

      Pony tears

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  • CEO Kaz Hirai

    Uncharted 4 vs Rise of the Tomb Raider.It’s funny

    • miyamoto

      Fun indeed

  • HAppY_KrAToS

    I am OK with waiting 1-2 months until it gets released on ps4.
    If the delay is bigger than that, I think I will just pirate the pc version and play it.
    Haven’t played a pc game since 2001-2002, but if they think I will wait and buy the ps4 version like 1 year after the x1, they can kiss my S.

    Will just do like 95%of pc gamers do: download the iso, mount it and play on pc. And the editor won’t have my 60 bucks, thanks to their agreement. I will let Microsoft pay them the cash of the ps4 version I won’t be buying.

    And then, I will get the ps4 version from the bargain bin, when it costs 1/10 of the full price.

  • Rubix99

    Never cared for Tomb Raider. Even when it was at the height of it’s popularity in the late 90s when Sony had a 3 year console exclusive deal from 1997-2000.

    Really can’t see this game being a huge seller among Xbox gamers either…….since Tomb Raider 2013 does not even rank among the top 100 best selling Xbox 360 games. Only ranked at number 73 on PS3 as well.

    I’m afraid to say it’s all Call of Duty now. That’s whats going to be dominating the charts all over the holidays…..on both platforms across both generations. The top 10 charts for each individual system, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 are all infested with CoD games.

  • Rubix99

    If Microsoft really wanted to stick it to Sony…….they should have aimed much higher and bagged an exclusive Grand Theft Auto game for the holidays.

    Grand Theft Auto V has sold 19.5 million copies on PS3 since it’s launch…..and that is JUST the PS3 version. And that has been out almost the same amount of time as Tomb Raider 2013…..which has only sold 2.4 million copies on PS3 to this date!

    • Ken

      That was exactly what Sony thought…and did. They bagged GTA.

    • Rubix99

      They did with Tomb Raider also back in 1997 after the first original game released. Still remember the anger of Sega Saturn fans from back then.

      Tomb Raider II still remains the top selling Tomb Raider game of all time for a single platform……5.24 million copies sold on PS1.

  • Ken

    Hey guys, it has been a blast! ‘Twas a lot of fun! Probably one of my favourite conversations in a while. You never know how someone will reply. 🙂

  • William Fenton

    Yes it will hold it back— because they aren’t going to make a completely different version for next gen and PC. The assets, actual models, etc.. will suffer.

  • miyamoto

    By the looks of it Rise on the Tomb Raider for Xbox One will be trampled upon by the “more popular” titles.

  • chillgreg

    “Comments On Timed Exclusivity” Pfft

    More unashamed clickbait. Do any game sites have any scruples anymore?


 

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