Ben Salter of MMGN: Let’s not pretend time exclusivity is a new practice. It can be beneficial for the game and the platform, and we used to just accept it. It became more prevalent last-generation, and helped the Xbox 360 establish itself, but the PS2 followed a similar formula. While the concept of a “timed exclusive” only arose with some of the early hits on Xbox 360, the practice is much older. But without the speed of online communities and social media, publishers didn’t need to be as transparent and gamers weren't as vocal about it as they have been with Tomb Raider.
Here are 30 games that launched exclusive to one console that were released on another around a year later, proving Rise of the Tomb Raider’s release schedule is nothing new.