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    Crystal Dynamics tries again to control the damage of timed exclusivity with bullsiht

    Thank you for sending us your comments and questions. We looked through the posts on several channels and collected the questions you asked the most into the following FAQ.

    What does exclusive to Xbox mean?
    It means that Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming Holiday 2015 exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Does the exclusive to Xbox have a duration? Is it timed? How long is the duration? Can we expect a PlayStation 4 or PC release in the future?
    Yes, our deal with Microsoft has a duration. We aren’t discussing details of the deal, and are focused on delivering a great game on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Did Crystal Dynamics know about this deal?
    Yes, Crystal Dynamics is excited to be partnering with Microsoft to make the best game possible. As Darrell mentioned in his message, we have a long history with Microsoft and they have been a very strong supporter of the franchise. They will help us grow and nurture the Tomb Raider franchise more than ever before.

    Were the fans considered when making this decision? Are Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix aware of the franchise history with PlayStation and on PC?
    Of course. We did not make this decision lightly. Our goal is to build the best game that we possibly can, and our relationship with Microsoft will help us realize our vision for the game.

    Why didn’t Microsoft, Square Enix or Crystal Dynamics say upfront it was a timed exclusive? Why all the indirect language?
    We certainly didn’t intend to cause any confusion with the announcement. The Microsoft Gamescom stage was a great place to make the initial announcement, but not necessarily to go into details.
    Basicly, they said nothing again, I love the funs' reaction to this short FAQ.
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    There isn't anything else to be said. The game is a timed exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Glad I've cleared that up.

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    Developers putting money as prority rather than respect.
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    They got some money to make their vision guys! What's not to understand. Their vision involved a bunch of money up front.




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    "We aren't discussing details on the deal." Lol.
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    to make the best game possible.
    Here's how you do that:

    1) don't make it cross generational. (yay for gen 7.5 games!)
    2) don't $#@! all over your loyal community with slimey exclusivity deals/announcements
    3) don't do #2 on a system that has received mostly inferior versions of 3rd party titles

    TR wasn't especially on my radar and would probably got it via a far future PS+ freebie but CD can $#@! off for this crap. They and the TR brand lost BIG brownie points in my book. I'll wait for the proper next gen TR game.

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    What does exclusive to Xbox mean?




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    While I'm not a Tomb Raider fan, I can completely understand why ppl would be mad.

    At least it's only a timed exclusive...they probably thought...."well, everyone will get to play eventually...and we need the money, so it's a win/win."

    Timed exclusives are just stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PS4freak View Post
    They got some money to make their vision guys! What's not to understand. Their vision involved a bunch of money up front.
    This. Don't forget how much trouble SE was in when TR did not make enough money.
    Rather delayed game than no game at all for all of you who loved the first one (I personally thought the games was just "ok").

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    This just tells m I don't have to buy an XB1 (at least not until QB hits).


    Thanks CD, hopefully by that time XB1 is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    This just tells m I don't have to buy an XB1 (at least not until QB hits).


    Thanks CD, hopefully by that time XB1 is cheap.
    Who would buy a any console just for TR.
    Did people really think the last one was that good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Who would buy a any console just for TR.
    Did people really think the last one was that good?
    It was pretty good. Differing opinoins and all.

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    Eh. I haven't played TR since the first one on PS1. I liked the game but as I watched friends play the rest of series through out the years I didn't see the big deal. Having said that, I understand why fans of the series would be upset about the deal. I believe the game is coming to PS and PC regardless. They will not want to miss out on that huge install base. Besides, I don't think MS is expecting this game to move consoles. They'll have Halo 5 for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admartian View Post
    It was pretty good. Differing opinoins and all.
    Cant say as I would lay money down for it personally.
    There are few games I would to be honest.
    Its more a of a collective approach for me, its not about the one, but the sum.

    Currently the sum ain't a great total on any of these next gen machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Who would buy a any console just for TR.
    Did people really think the last one was that good?
    I thought it was great. But I didn't buy a PS4 for TR alone.

    There are only a few franchises that are true system sellers by themselves. TR ain't one of them. If it were, CD wouldn't have to make deals like this one.
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    wouldn't it be better to invest that sort of money with studios so they can actually have their own title like Tomb Raider to rival the Uncharted series, rather than waste it on something that competitors will eventually have anyway?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    wouldn't it be better to invest that sort of money with studios so they can actually have their own title like Tomb Raider to rival the Uncharted series, rather than waste it on something that competitors will eventually have anyway?


    maybe im just crazy
    No, you're not. But trying to explain that to some Xbox fans seems pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    wouldn't it be better to invest that sort of money with studios so they can actually have their own title like Tomb Raider to rival the Uncharted series, rather than waste it on something that competitors will eventually have anyway?


    maybe im just crazy
    I wouldn't think the sort of money they put in to this would rival a studio making a game exclusively.
    They have and own plenty of successful IP's. They just dont necessarily use them

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    I wouldn't think the sort of money they put in to this would rival a studio making a game exclusively.
    They have and own plenty of successful IP's. They just dont necessarily use them

    <looks at Conker, Crimson Skies, Sabreman, Banjo, MechWarrior, Age of Empires>
    Thing is how many times does MS pay for exclusive deals in some form or another? It happens quite a bit. Not saying they are the only one but their staples are what they really invest into heavily and that's it. Much of that money could be saved to invest into new IP or dormant series.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PS4freak View Post
    Thing is how many times does MS pay for exclusive deals in some form or another? It happens quite a bit. Not saying they are the only one but their staples are what they really invest into heavily and that's it. Much of that money could be saved to invest into new IP or dormant series.
    It quite often happens where they push it out on PC later on, but I cant think of too many console games.
    Mass Effect really wasn't, as that was more of a case a change of owner.

    DLC, yeah that happens all the time, but I am struggling to think of a timed exclusive on console that ended up on the other.

    Splinter Cell Conviction for example stayed exclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    It quite often happens where they push it out on PC later on, but I cant think of too many console games.
    Mass Effect really wasn't, as that was more of a case a change of owner.

    DLC, yeah that happens all the time, but I am struggling to think of a timed exclusive on console that ended up on the other.

    Splinter Cell Conviction for example stayed exclusive.
    I'm not really saying console exclusivity. More just exclusive deals in general. DLC or content in general. I just wish MS would stop focusing on it so much and try to invest some of that into some more outside the box stuff. IMO MS just doesn't take any risks in the exclusive department. Although this e3 showed some promise in the future. I know exclusive DLC or timed DLC deals probably aren't lucrative, outside of cod. But it could be put elsewhere. I think it's a bigwaste of money. Only one that I give a pass on is cod because the franchise is so successful. But their price likely reflects that. I know Sony does it too. I shake my head at them as well. I'm just less critical of them doing it because they do put out a wide variety of exclusive games.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PS4freak View Post
    I'm not really saying console exclusivity. More just exclusive deals in general. DLC or content in general. I just wish MS would stop focusing on it so much and try to invest some of that into some more outside the box stuff. IMO MS just doesn't take any risks in the exclusive department. Although this e3 showed some promise in the future. I know exclusive DLC or timed DLC deals probably aren't lucrative, outside of cod. But it could be put elsewhere. I think it's a bigwaste of money. Only one that I give a pass on is cod because the franchise is so successful. But their price likely reflects that. I know Sony does it too. I shake my head at them as well. I'm just less critical of them doing it because they do put out a wide variety of exclusive games.
    I would disgaree about them not taking risks, but then I'm looking at their line up from day one. They have had and created a lot of risks, all their staple games started from a point of risk.
    But yes no one would disagree that in the past 5 years they haven't exactly been crating new IP, but I think that may be in large part due to the focus on supporting Kinect.

    Let us just hope that has now changed. It certainly seems to me this gen they have started on the right foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacP View Post
    Developers putting money as prority rather than respect.
    Yeah, because they owe you right? Seriously, it's a business decision and nothing more. If you were given a bunch of money (and we're talking full-sized cash containers) you'd do the same thing. Yes, money does that to people and the videogame industry is certainly not the only one doing it.

    If you want the game early, get an Xbox. If not, wait for the inevitable ultimate edition for all other platforms. It's so simple.

    Enough with the entitlement.

    And just to clarify: it's not the developer's decision but the publisher's.
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    wasn't it said somewhere that microsoft wanted to compete against uncharted 4 next year with this exclusive deal?

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