The top brass of Eidos Montreal, the studio behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider, respond to Lara Croft's upcoming launch date beside Marvel's Spider-Man.
Well it's not just Spiderman though Spiderman Spyro Reignited Trilogy Dragon Quest IX FIFA 19 It's a busy month...like the other games they could have released it a month before or after yet they fill up the same month together, it's insane.
October is an insane month though. So that month would probably be an even worse month to release than September. Just check out the releases then: October releases Assassin Creed Odyssey COD BO4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Forza Horizon 4 Mario Party WWE 2K19 Lego DC Villains Battlefield 5 Soul Calibur 6 Starlink Megaman 11
Uhhh, what is Starlink??? And Mario Party doesn't belong on that list as it doesn't have any competition...
October is the month for me BF5, RDR2 and FH4 they will see me through until Christmas 😎
HAHAHA! cockiness... Hey, Tomb Raider Director you should be worry. especially with Spider-Man.
To those that think he's not worried. Yes, he answered the question but it's called spin. Dear lord he's not going to say he's worried.
Don't forget the My Hero Academia game or Warriors Orochi 4.
There are many big games that release in the September/October/November time frame every year yet games continue to release during that period every year. How is this any different? Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the biggest games releasing this year. It will be just fine.
What is really insane is that they think gamers only buy games closer to the end of the year, like who games in the summer months right?! Anyway... I’ll be playing both.. tr on xbx and spidy on my pro on my 4K lg oled tv.. but on a serious note publishers need to realize that we really do have 12 months in a year..
He can claim he's not worried all day, but he's worried or else he wouldn't have said anything. He knows SpiderMan is going to trounce his game in sales. Despite one being console exclusive and the other on everything.
Spiderman will destroy Sept, while RD2 kills Oct. Delay the game till Nov / Dec and you won't see your sales killed.
He was asked a question, he answered. That's how interviews work.
Usually when someone is asked a question they answer. But lets see, a man in tights or a hot looking girl, I`ll pass on the guy in tights.
It's like a nervous kind of 'not worried but seriously worried ' laugh, lol.
He was asked a question, so he responded. The minds of people on this site....
You clearly didn't read the article... at all did you? He was asked about... So he answered the question... You may not agree with his answer... But when ASKED a question... One usually tends to answer said question... Thus, when asked how they felt about competition, Eidos Monreal’s lead writer and game director responded: “This has been a great year for games,” Murray told COGconnected. “Yea, exactly that. I’m not worried about Spider-Man,” Bisson said. “I have friends working on it, so I’m very happy for them too, and I think, you were saying it, it’s a great year. And for me, Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider can co-exist. It’s a different experience. One’s way more about movement, the city and things, and this one is way more about exploring and finding things that make life special.” “Only one game has Lara Croft,” Murray finished.
He is not worried. There is room for both games to excel.
Hes not worried because of the solid tomb raider fan base. People like me who adore the games
I plan on buying tomb raider day 1. I really enjoyed Rise of the Tomb Raider.
I'm not worried about Spider Man either, it just doesn't appeal to me. There are 3 games coming out in this time period that will have my attention: this new Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Forsaken release for Destiny 2.
I'll be doing Spider-Man myself. But will probably get TR, after I'm done with it. For the time being I'm trying to knock out a few games from my back log
Really? it is check box AAA design by the numbers with poor combat encounters and awful stories.
@Chuuzuu. You play destiny, reason enough to not value your game preferences.
I wouldn't bother even if the other releases weren't mentioned... SoTR just seems so uninspiring...
ROTTR was released against fallout, and ms pretty much abandoned marketing for ROTTR after they got the marketing deal for fallout. Rise did modestly well on release, but I think it's lack of big numbers is because of the franchise history, and the fact that the newer games aren't as great as they could be.
The new games have been great though?
They have their moments. Some parts are exceptional, other parts can use some work. I think the last game had great level design and the open worlds areas were well thought out to make it more fluid between going between different story or quest elements.
Spiderman is the only thing on that list that poses a threat.
Only one of those games actually matter. Spider-Man
I'm going to buy dragon quest day one and buy spiderman and SOTTR on sales few months later
There are certainly budget gamers who may want both but can only afford 1. I will be buying both.
Oh you better be and even watch out for Spyro since so many PS gamers love him just like Crash. I already have both games I mentioned pre ordered. Can’t say the same for TR yet.
PS gamers also like Tomb Raider you know. Also Xbox and PC gamers. They don't need to worry.
The old tomb raider yes when lara had a character and charm...and boobs ;)
Ps gamers seem to like tr also. I think it's lost some of its magic compared to years past, but I'll certainly play it at some point.
At least Spiderman is just PS4. TR might end up being a replacement buy for non PS4 owners to satiate their Spiderman itch...
I don't think Tomb Raider is anything like Spiderman. It's going to have a tough job scratching that itch.
Uncharted already scratches the itch way better then TR games do.
True - but it might serve as a nice distraction from Spiderman envy.
Its not like Spiderman is the only game releasing at the end of the year you know.
short term that's my thinking. XB sales might be grand but Spiderman will dampen PS4 sales; at least initially. Long term both consoles will sell their fair share of copies. I've been tempted to order Tomb Raider but between The Show, Divinity, Spiderman dropping, etc, I figure I might as well just wait until I'm going to play it. maybe get a discount if it can wait until Black Friday.
Spiderman is a system seller, and is going to be the BIG September game that dominates all the headlines. It won't completely overshadow Tomb Rider, but it'll definitely cannibalise alot of sales, especially on PS4.
It will eclipse tomb raider
Oh you... https://vignette.wikia.noco...
I see what you did there, overshadow Tomb Raider hehe
It'll sell a s#it ton by Christmas...that I do know.
In Yoda's voice, "You will be".
wouldnt it be "Be you will"?
Lol. I see what you're saying. The quote is from Empire... Luke tells Yoda that he's not afraid, and Yoda responds in a creepy way, "You will be... You will be". https://youtu.be/NPOb3DlB7W...
Lol. Some jackass disagreed when I put the clip from the movie in the post. Some people. Smh
Oh i see, i dont know my star wars. I thought you was imitating yodas inverted speaking. Disagrees-it happens all the time, its their way trying to upset you. Just ignore them.
Yep. The disagrees are funny sometimes.
Didn't he say this when they released the last tomb Raider the same day as fall out 4?
Oh yeah thats right! It got freaking curb-stomped by Fallout... and everything else during the 'Greatest Lineup in Xbox History'.
MS screwed over ROTTR when they got the fallout marketing deal. What should have been a big marketing push for tomb raider ended up being a boring game play trailer and the rest of the marketing relegated to the same sizzle reel they had been showing for over a year, only shorter because they added in fallout. If I were square Enix I would have pissed at how ms handled the ad campaign. OTOH, SE maybe should have moved the release date to some time other than the same day as fo4
Oooooohhhhoohh boy he really should be. Man, Spider-man is going to be so awesome
I think he's right, Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive, so TR can sell well on PC and X1.
Exactly it will also sell good on ps
He needs to be considering how rise of the tomb raider underperformed
lol I don't remember 1 good Spider Man game ever, since like the Super Nintendo.
Haha. Nice troll. Also, nice comment history.
You will remember this upcoming awesome Spider-man game. Lol
Your memory sucks
Then you have a terrible memory lmao
Only thing I’m worried about is my wallet. Spider man, shadow of tomb raider, Astro bot, Forza Horizon, Darksiders 3, Planet Alpha maybe.
Eh....What can ya do?
Well he should be, because PS1 Spidey sales is so close to PS1 Lara sales. + Tomb Raider is milking the origin more than enough and nobody ask for trilogy of Lara without two handed pistols. On other hand, Spider Man is pure fan service with new story far from teasing and movies. He should be worry like a lot.
You have Spider man at the start of September and RDR2 at the end of October with FIFA, AC Odyssey and Battlefield in between so it going to be tough. Wonder why they couldn't push to release in August.
Square Enix should really consider making these summer or spring releases. Sony has put some of its big ups out at this time, and they do really well because they are not only good games, but they don't share marketing attention or buyers wallets with other big games. The new tomb raider games are good games, even great at a core game play and design level(at times). The only real fault I find in them is the story and character development
I really think some of these games coming out September/October/Nov should really release in January....Remember Titanfall 2? Great game that was released in a bad time slot??? Devs still don't realize that the average age of a gamer is around 30!!! People can and will purchase at all times of the year! What we don't have is TIME to play all these games at release!!!
On ps4 it's hard finding full matches in TF2 sometimes and the game is awesome. That release window was just absurd