Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot, will be released exclusively for Xbox in 2015, Microsoft and developer Crystal Dynamics said at Gamescom this morning.


Crystal Dynamics’ Darrell Gallagher said that Rise of the Tomb Raider will have Lara discovering what it means to become a hero, and said the game will feature “bigger, better and more challenging tombs” than the previous game.


Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released for Xbox sometime during the Holiday 2015 timeframe. It sounds as though the game could be a “timed” exclusive, but this is unconfirmed as of now. Additionally, Microsoft refrained from saying “Xbox One” specifically, so it sounds like the game could be in development for Xbox 360 as well.


Update: Crystal Dynamics have commented on the exclusivity agreement.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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