Microsoft’s Timed Exclusivity Deal With Tomb Raider Expires [Satire]

Video Games Made Me Do It: "Earlier in the week, Microsoft revealed the surprising news that Rise of The Tomb Raider, the much-anticipated sequel to Crystal Dynamics’ 2013 hit, would be arriving exclusively on Xbox platforms. The announcement was a stunner because the days of third-party console exclusives have been abandoned in recent years, remembered as a relic of consoles past."

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equal_youth1492d ago

i wonder how far ms can take it in reality that i finally get rid of my x1. they should think about their consumers as multi platform gamers and not just the x1 community. argh.

KakashiHotake1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

I'm glad you think that way. Some people are so selfish and have no consideration for others. Honestly I don't mind timed exclusives and have gotten used to them, but there's a right way to do it and a wrong. Tomb Raider was wrong because it was already released on multiple platforms and by making this deal have alienated the majority of it's fanbase. It all feels so selfish and greedy.

equal_youth1492d ago

yeah its feels like the x1 is the tomb for this raider ^^

KakashiHotake1492d ago

lol I see what you did there.

creatchee1492d ago


"they should think about their consumers as multi platform gamers and not just the x1 community."

That may be the "shining happy people" way of thinking, but in business, it is simply not how it's done. All companies - ALL COMPANIES - either want you to completely ignore their competitors or only think of them as having a lesser product. There is absolutely no money made in this world by saying that your competitor has comparable features/content or is a better value. I don't know why people keep wishing Microsoft would be more "honest", because no other company (company, not just video game company) would ever offer a similar level of "honesty" in regards to their products.

gazgriff2k121492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

Did i just read right only 5 days exclusivity what a joke. lol people lost there tiny little minds over a 5 day wait. If the game is like the first one (no tombs, no wild animals hunting you) then ill pass anyway

equal_youth1492d ago

did u notice it stated satire in the title? and have you even played it? there are wolfs attacking you and there are some hidden tombs not really great or big ones but there are.

KTF261492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

if it was new IP from Crystal Dynamic no one will give a s*** about the exclusivity
but gamers are waiting for new Tomb Raider
you shouldn't steal this dream

franchises like Tomb Raider, GTA, AC, COD, BF, .... should be always multiplatform
if any company want one of these to be exclusive they should make new IP and just steal ideas from the original

gazgriff2k121492d ago

yes completed it and was left disappointed a few wolfs dont cut it, tombs? optional tiny rooms with 1 puzzle HAVE you played a real tomb raider game. tomb raider anniversary is my favorite tomb raiding game. tomb raider without tombs to raid ummmm

WeAreLegion1492d ago

First you don't understand satire and now you're replying in the wrong place?

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