'Rise of the Tomb Raider' Still A Go For PS4, Crystal Dynamics Confirms

5 July 2016, 7:20 am EDT By Jazz Rosin Mobile & Apps

Fans who are worried that Lara Croft may never return on the Playstation 4 can now rest easy as Crystal Dynamics confirmed that the PS4 version of "Rise of the Tomb Raider" is still happening.

According to a post on the Square Enix forums, the developer said that the game is still on track for a release later this year.

"As stated previously, Rise of the Tomb Raider's PlayStation 4 release is set for Holiday 2016," Crystal Dynamics said during a Q&A session, according to Twinfinite.

"Rise of the Tomb Raider" was originally released on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10, followed by a Windows release on January 28.

The game was announced during Microsoft's press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2014, much to the excitement of "Tomb Raider" fans everywhere.

However, the game was announced to be a timed exclusive for Xbox platforms later that year at Gamescom.

"I'm a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk," Xbox's head Phil Spencer told Eurogamer at the time. "We've started some, and we've looked at them. But we don't have one today of that quality. This is an opportunity.

Microsoft's gain was a huge loss for the fans of "Tomb Raider" who are Playstation 4 owners, and the timed exclusivity move was slammed by both the community and games journalists alike, as reported by Kotaku.

It is a given that since Microsoft secured a one year exclusivity for the title, the PS4 version is not expected to come out until late November. However, fans have noticed that both Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have been silent about the game throughout the year, with the anticipated title skipping E3 this year altogether.

This silence made fans question if the game is still coming to the PS4 at all. It is not known whether the timed exclusivity clause includes not talking about the title for a whole year, but that's highly unlikely.

Now Crystal Dynamics has cleared up the confusion, "Tomb Raider" fans can now put their minds at ease and patiently wait until Xbox's clause expires, which is just in time for this year's holiday season.

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