Windows players will be able to play Rise of the Tomb Raider a few months after it launches on Xbox. PS4 gamers will have to wait a year.

There’s been anger and disgruntlement at the exclusivity of Rise of the Tomb Raider, which was initially announced as an Xbox platform exclusive last August. Turns out that said exclusivity was on a timer, but neither Microsoft or publisher Square Enix has mentioned when that period would be over. That news finally came down the pike today:

Square Enix today announced its latest title in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be available for Windows 10 and Steam in early 2016. The game will be a console exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for one year after its initial launch, coming to PlayStation 4 in Holiday 2016. Renowned developer Crystal Dynamics, a Square Enix studio, is leading development in the latest entry in the iconic series for additional platforms.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is due out this December November. A year is a loooooong time to dodge spoilers. Good luck, PlayStation people.


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