A few months back Square Enix announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider was going to be an Xbox exclusive. From what was gathered, it was going to be a timed exclusive of sorts. Fans of the franchise were a bit angry to say the least considering that the previous game was available on PlayStation as well.
It was suggested that Microsoft had a big hand behind the creation of the game and now we have some official word to the extent to which Microsoft was involved. In a tweet Aaron Greenberg, boss of Microsoft first and third-party games marketing team, said that Microsoft will also be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Square Enix responded to further questions regarding this with the following statement,
"Yes, Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox. Microsoft has always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and they will get behind this game with more support across development, marketing and retail than ever before, which we believe will be a step in continuing to build the Tomb Raider franchise as one of the biggest in gaming."
A spokesperson from Microsoft also clarified Aaron Greenberg’s tweet with the following statement:
“Yes, Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox. Similar to how we worked with Capcom on Dead Rising 3 or Harmonix on Dance Central, we're very excited to partner with the amazing team at Crystal Dynamics to bring Rise of the Tomb Raider in holiday 2015, exclusively to Xbox. Both our team and the Xbox community are huge fans of the franchise and we can't wait to share more on the game in the future.”
The Rise of the Tomb Raider is basically set to rival the Uncharted series for PlayStation. Although it has been confirmed to be a timed exclusive, there is still no news on when exactly we will see it arrive on the PlayStation or on PC.