In an interview with Eurogamer the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game ‘has a duration’. This news comes after the game was announced to be exclusive to Xbox during their Gamescom press conference yesterday.
Understandably, many fans of the series were upset, taking to the game’s Tumblr update to vent their frustrations and theories on why it was first announced as Xbox only.
The Eurogamer interview extracted this ‘has a duration’ information, which can only mean it’s a timed-exclusive. Although Spencer didn't state exactly how long this 'duration' would be. We find it hard to believe Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix would want to permanently stem their market reach, by releasing such a big title on one set of consoles.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is due for release in late 2015, exclusively on Xbox consoles, for a 'duration’ at least.