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Is Rise Of The Tomb Raider's Exclusivity Good OR Bad?

Kevin and Jake from Press Start Australia discuss Tomb Raider's exclusivity.

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Lightning Mr Bubbles1210d ago

Well, it's good for XBOX One and their fanboys, because if you want to play the game, you gotta shell out for an XBOX One, and that might move some consoles that otherwise wouldn't.

It's not really good for anyone else.

iamnsuperman1210d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

I doubt this move will really sell consoles. Being timed exclusive is one reason (even if it never comes the exception is there) but also the time of year it is going for. It is going to be cannibalised by Microsoft's own exclusives let alone the major third party releases. I really doubt Tomb Raider is enough to move units.

I don't really see how it is beneficial to anyone. It was coming to the Xbox One anyway (it isn't like they have only started development. They are most likely a year in already). I guess it is a one up move but should Xbox Users really be happy about that? They would have played it anyway. The whole thing seems like a complete waste of money being spent.

I don't see how this will work for SE. We don't know how much Microsoft paid but it has to be a lot to cover a potential combined instal base of over 100 million users (PS3 and PS4). Also Crystal Dynamics needs to distance themselves away from Uncharted. This is all starting to sound familiar with inFamous and Prototype, GOW and Dante's Inferno. Being seen as second fiddle by the public is disastrous for a game and sadly Phil Spencer seems to be going for that direction (if you look at the Eurogamer interview)

HanzoHattori1209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

This deal will only benefit Microsoft in terms of convincing Xbox 360 owners to upgrade to the Xbox One. I really don't think that there will be very many PS4 owners running out to buy an Xbox One just to play Tomb Raider. It just doesn't seem likely. As for Square Enix, I think they have just set themselves up for a monumental disappointment. They've effectively cutoff 70 to 80 percent of this games potential revenue. I'm still wondering what exactly were they thinking. If anyone believes that this is such a wonderful business model, why aren't more third party developers flocking to Microsoft? The move wasn't beneficial to EA when they decided to release Titanfall solely on the Xbox consoles and EA knows it. Any multi-platform developer that agrees to such an agreement will only be limiting and hampering their sales numbers and profits. If the reasoning behind this decision was to compete with Uncharted, wouldn't it make more sense to release ROTTR prior to the release of Uncharted? Seriously, for anyone who has played games in the Uncharted series and the Tomb Raider reboot, does anyone actually think that ROTTR will have any long term success while trying to directly compete with Uncharted? I know it's just my opinion, but reality is reality...

Come on...

GeofferyPeterson1210d ago

Good if you're, an xbox owner and love Tomb Raider. Good if you're, a patient PS4 owner who loves the best possible version of games. Not good, if you're Square, that "fortune teller" really fucked you over.

Torque_CS_Lewith1210d ago

Best possible version of games? PS4 plays PC games now?

rmw2hot871210d ago

Its only good for xbox one/xbox360 owners. ps4/ps3 owners may never see this game released on there console which kinda sucks.

AngelicIceDiamond1209d ago

Journalist's are really trying to milk this story to death.

Sure Xbox owners are happy everyone else not so much. What more can be said about this.

Jdoki1209d ago

Yeah, I said the same thing yesterday. This is no longer news or a story.

It's been discussed and dissected to the nth degree. Time to move on to fresh clickbait.

Automatic791209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

Tomb Raider is an excellent game enjoyed it can't wait for the sequel.

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