Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:47

Rise of Tomb Raider is timed exclusive

Written by David Stellmack

Who knows what they will do when the time is up

Phil Spencer has confirmed that the exclusivity deal that Microsoft made for Rise of the Tomb Raider with Square Enix has a duration. (Translation – It is a timed exclusive) Spencer when on to say when exclusivity to Xbox ends, “Who knows what Square Enix will do when they duration ends, it’s their game.”

Spencer has indicated that negative reaction to the exclusive deal did not necessarily come as a surprise and they planned to talk about the behind the scenes story that led to it being an Xbox exclusive this holiday season.

Microsoft has forged a long standing partnership with Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider over the course of several years. Spencer reminded everyone that they had been on their stage at E3 for a couple of years and the franchise has lived longer on Xbox than any other platform. Spencer says that it was not a case of targeting specific titles and Rise of Tomb Raider was one of the titles that they targeted.

As a platform holder, they are not going to invest in a game that is going to have a PlayStation version. It is simply is business. The investment of partnering on a big franchise title clearly benefitted Dead Rising 3 and their partners at Capcom.

Read more here and also read the Crystal Blog here as well.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments