Microsoft has revealed at their Gamescom press conference that Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch exclusively on Xbox One in ‘holiday’ 2015.
There is currently some confusion about the exact details on the exclusivity due to some clever wording at the conference. However a post on the official Tomb Raider Tumblr seems to suggest this is a full exclusive and wont appear on other platforms. It could however, be a similar deal to the original Mass Effect, which saw the game launch on PS3 years after it launched on the 360.
The announcement was certainly unexpected, as exclusive third party titles have become very uncommon. Presumably Microsoft offered Square a lot of money for this deal.
There has been a considerable backlash against Crystal Dynamics since the announcement, most noticeably in the comments on the Tumblr. Do you agree with the angry fans or is this is a smart move? Let us know in the comments below.