Rise of the Tomb Raider Reception Addressed by Game Director
Brian Horton says both Square Enix and Microsoft are “very happy” with the game.
Before the release of Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, there was legitimate concern that the former would overshadow the latter. Surely enough, Fallout 4 topped all sales charts while Rise of the Tomb Raider fought for attention. Rumours even abounded that the game sold 300,000 copies in its opening week – which isn’t bad but not quite what people expected from an Xbox timed exclusive.
Game director Brian Horton addressed these concerns on the game’s official forums and stated that, “Microsoft and Square are very happy with Rise and the dev team, thanks for the concerns. Crystal and Eidos Montreal made a game we are proud of and we appreciate the overwhelming number of positive reviews and fan feedback. We’re looking forward to the Game Awards next week where we are nominated for Best Action Adventure and Best Performance for Camilla.
“Wish us luck, hopefully it’s just the beginning of the recognition Tomb Raider and Lara Croft receives this year. It’s cool to see her on top again for the second game in a row. We’re all fans and for me it’s been the honor of my career to be a part of such a fantastic legacy. Next year 20th Anniversary!”
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