Recently a news had broken out, which had caused a lot of chaos and outrage from the PS4 users.
When it was announced during the gamescom conference, where Microsoft, along with Square Enix had announced that the latest game in the tomb raider series, Tomb Raider: Rise of the tomb raider, will release ‘exclusively’ on XBOX during holidays 2015.
It was later cleared that Microsoft has a deal of exclusivity with the studios and it does not mean that the game will not release in any other consoles.
The game will indeed be released for all consoles, but it will be launched for XBOX first, and will remain on their console for a time till the ‘exclusivity’ lasts. Phil Spencer, the ‘boss’ at XBOX finally cleared that confusion up.
A reaction was awaited from Sony since long, and it finally came out, when Jim Ryan, the head at Playstation EU came out with a statement saying that Sony ‘doesn’t need exclusivity’ as they already have a large variety of titles out for their console, as well as a vast network which features an amazing relationship with their third party partners.
Jim Ryan, like any sensible man would, came out with a strong statement, and quote the example of Sony’s deal with Activision, which is for the launch of Destiny this year, and he had the following to say regarding it : “I think the partnership we have with Activision on Destiny is a good example of where it makes really good sense for them, it makes good sense for us and it benefits our consumers–when you complement those two things we think that gives us a pretty complete position in the market.”
The words of a very wise man, Jim Ryan, came calmly at a time where a chaotic audience awaits the game, which has been one of the most awaited games of the year : Tomb Raider – Rise of the tomb raider.