Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Not Be An Xbox Exclusive

After hearing annoyed loyalists complain about the Rise of the Tomb Raider being an Xbox exclusive, the brain trust behind the game is pleased to announce that it listened to your cries.

Publisher Square Enix today announced that the latest title in the Tomb Raiser series would be available for Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016, as well as PlayStation 4 later in the year. It releases on Xbox consoles first, on Nov. 10, 2015.

“The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) in Holiday 2016,” Square Enix said in a statement. “Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.”


In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Laura Croft “must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity.” She’ll need to use her wits and survival skills to “form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider.”

Players will “experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerrilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action,” Square Enix said.

The Tomb Raider franchise has sold more than 42 million copies worldwide and its film adaptation grossed more than $300 million at the global box office.