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  • bernard-marlow - August 14, 2014 6:14 a.m.

    I disagree with the article. I think as consumers we are allowed to exercise our right not to buy when we are upset. After all were would any of these companies be without our hard earned money. I thought the last games was just an uncharted clone so for me the Tomb Raider series is dead anyway.
  • madriker - August 14, 2014 5:07 a.m.

    why bitch and moan about it get an xbox one if you wanna play the game simple really moaning c..ts
  • Gameon36 - October 23, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    Thats the problem... Nobody wants to buy an Xboxone, and Tomb Raider should be on all platforms regardless.
  • Doctor_Pancakes - August 14, 2014 5:05 a.m.

    Making the game XBone only was pretty much the only way they could convince me NOT to buy it. I've refused to mess with anything Microsoft(in the gaming department at least, I have to use all Office has to offer on a daily basis) since it became apparent that they bought Rare to kill the company and put a kink in Nintendo's game. Nuts and Bolts in particular made me see red and sell my 360. No way in hell am I falling for their bait again.
  • sonnyday - August 14, 2014 2:05 a.m.

    I say fan outrage is completely justified if they want to have an x-box exclusive that's fine just don't do it with a series that you just rebooted and all the fans not just x-box fans helped make a success it's insulting. Just cause Microsoft wheeled truck fulls of cash to the developers offices and begged to help fix all the screw ups they've made does't make it right.
  • jh4911 - August 15, 2014 7:30 a.m.

    No, the people who actually worked on the game made it a success. You merely enjoyed it. Which is great. But ultimately they own everything about that game and the series as a whole. Your $60 purchase is pretty insignificant compared the the millions in both dollars and man hours they put into making the series. Because of this they reserve the right to do whatever they wish with the series. Oh course you reserve the right not to buy the product if you don't like it, but the way the business progresses is entirely their decision. Really the fans should maybe have a bit more faith in the devs who really care about their series and the fans. Knee-jerk fan responses are very rarely justified or accurate. Think of the L4D/L4D2 fiasco. You will have the game on other platforms a bit later. It's not a big deal.
  • t_skwerl - August 13, 2014 10:15 p.m.

    *sigh* It's about time exclusives died, don'tcha think? Remember Tomb Raider: Underworld? Guess which system still doesn't have the dlc for that? Right. PS3. And now we're back to this kind of BS? Only now it's the whole game? Yeah, count me out. tldr: preorder cancelled.
  • john-parabellum - August 13, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    I don't mind exclusivity when it is a brand new franchise. Tomb Raider has always had a PC release along with the console releases. Why do an XBone only release now on a established franchise that always had a PC release?
  • Jib-47 - August 13, 2014 7:48 p.m.

    Having time to think about it, this deal could actually be great for PC/PS4 owners. Think about it. What is one of the most frustrating things about buying a game early? Why paying for DLC packs of course. Having to wait, say, about a year for this to come to everyone else could negate that problem. Potentially all of the DLC could be released by that point and it the time would be right for a "GOTY Edition" or a "Definitive Edition". What better time to do that then when releasing it on the other consoles, it just makes sense. So let the xbox owner pay the price while everyone else potentially reaps the rewards. Patience can have its benifits.
  • shawksta - August 13, 2014 5:20 p.m.

    People overreact when regarding exclusitivity. Yeah, it sucks, but it happens, sometimes for a reason, like Nintendo giving the Bayonetta name a chance after others refused, even Sega themselves, and sometimes it just comes at random like this. Exclusitivity gives a slight edge as far as the whole console and PC war goes, but hey, its the gaming industry, its not supposed to be fair, we still have people whinning about wanting Nintendo to go third party because they want their games on said consoles.
  • Vonter - August 13, 2014 10:05 p.m.

    +1
  • winner2 - August 13, 2014 4:47 p.m.

    Well I have an xbox one...but I want it on PC god damnit.
  • SpadesSlick - August 13, 2014 4:24 p.m.

    People are fucking stupid for even bitching about it. Lord forbid a fucking company actually get timed exclusives for its own consoles. I can guarantee you that if this was announced as a PS4 exclusive, you wouldn't even see half the bitching. People will lie and say 'oh I would still be angry' but in reality you are angry because it is not for you. Because the console or pc you own doesn't get it immediately. That is of course fine and you are entitled to do so, but don't try to masquerade it as anything else. I'll never get to play Bloodborne unless I get a PS4, but you don't see me accusing From of turning its back on its Xbox fans.
  • toomaskedrov - August 13, 2014 11:48 p.m.

    There is big difference between Tomb Raider and Bloodborne. Tomb Raider has been multi-platform game since 1996 and Demon's Souls and Bloodborne are games what are just made exclusive. You don't make game what has been years for multi platforms over night exclusive. It's WRONG and you just don't FUCKING DO IT! You can be pretty sure it's not about consoles, but Tomb Raider big fans all over world who bitching about it. It's not console or more correctly PLATFORM WAR! It's war against stupid ass exclusive shit sytem. All games should be multi-platform. How would you feel, if one day Xbox says: Halo, Forza and other games will be PC/PS3 exclusive? OR PS3 Says: Uncharted, Infamous, The Last of Us will be Xbox/PC exclusive? This is pretty fucking GAY! So many games nowadays are only for PC and how this makes us feel? SHIT! that's right! But there is difference between making multi platform game exclusive and actually making exclusive game.
  • jh4911 - August 15, 2014 7:36 a.m.

    You don't have a God given right to play any game ever. They own everything to do with the series and put huge amounts of money and man hours into making an enjoyable experience for their fans. It is also a business that needs to remain profitable for them to continue to make games that you enjoy. Because of this they reserve the right to do as they wish with the series. You don't have to buy their products if you don't like the path the business is taking. You'll play the game a little later than XBOX1 owners. Chill out.
  • ollyn - August 14, 2014 3:20 a.m.

    Bloodbourne wasn't announced before going exclusive. It was always exclusive to PS4. Tomb Raider seems to have made that switch in the last month. We can assume this game was big enough to warrant predevelopment and announcement without exclusivity, so why now, because microsoft drove a dump truck full of money to their house so that PC and PS4 couldn't play it. Bloodbourne was always co-deveoped by Sony and From, there was never any intention to bring it anywhere else. The intention with tomb raider seemed to be multi platform and Microsoft have paid them to stop that from happening. (or at least for a time)
  • Turbonutter - August 13, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    This article puts up a weak argument at best. "Don't be angry, just accept the table scraps you're fed a year late... it might hurt the franchise if you don't!" What you're essentially suggesting is that it is somehow the fault of the fans if this stunt blows up in Squares/CDs face, not theirs. How dare we, the people who've bought all these games on PC/PS over the years, be angry about it? Besides, it's only a "timed" exclusive! We must be entitled whiners if we're angry about it, we can play it (months or even a year) later! Bunk. Utter bunk. Square sold out - as short-sighted corporate suits are inclined to do - and we're calling them out on it. All you've done is come off like a shill.
  • dc1 - August 13, 2014 10:20 p.m.

    Agreed. While this could be argued as a 'smart' move for MS, it was a very risky financial play for Square. I'm sure the public outcry from PC and PS owners are heard. We have over a year to watch the attempted public relations repair from Square. It wont be pretty.
  • josef-hare - August 13, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    Nonsense. Tomb Raider has been supported almost exclusively by the Playstation and PC gamers for eighteen years, most hardcore fans have been there from the beginning or close enough. Since 2007 a few of the games have been released for Xbox, they have not done well on there, they're actually the smallest percentage of TR gamers. We're the kids who loved Lara so much we drew her in our notebooks at school, who make our own levels in level editor and buy every new game because we love it so much. We're big Tomb Raider nerds and we love it because we love Lara Croft and her adventures. When we woke up yesterday, we were told that we were being dumped. They have sold the game to Microsoft, making the game unavailable to the LARGE MAJORITY of it's fanbase unless they buy a console from a company that many people do not trust (and have good reason, let's be honest). It's just ruthless, it's utterly barbaric. It would be like if they made the next Elder Scrolls exclusive to Playstation, it's just insane, you can't do that to people, you can't just cut them out of the franchise like that, eighteen years of support, eighteen years of nerd-dom, and they just straight up dumped us, they dumped us for money. If we as gamers don't stand up and say "We aren't going to buy this, because that is unfair," then we're screwed.
  • Divine Paladin - August 13, 2014 4:24 p.m.

    Your first word fits exactly my response. Nonsense. Those millions of PS1 Tomb Raider fans didn't stick by Sony when the PS3 was a laughingstock like the XBO was a few months ago, and the 154 million PS2 fans sure as hell didn't stick with Sony last gen either. Gamers are, by and large, just as fickle as the companies we buy from. Nintendo gave up on the core last gen for a while, Sony got on its high horse when it assumed people would buy the PS3 no matter what, Microsoft did the same (with less reasoning) about 14 months ago, and Square has never been loyal to anyone for more than a few years. Even one of the most loyal companies in gaming, Insomniac, played the field recently, because sometimes you have to do what's right for you. If Microsoft is shelling out millions to justify exclusivity and Sony keeps throwing pennies, I can't blame Insomniac or Square for trying out the opposition. This is the name of the game nowadays. Microsoft did it, Nintendo's done it, Sony can do it too. Like Ashley says, it's very possible that Microsoft is the reason the game is even gonna come out at all, like Nintendo with Bayonetta 2. This gen is defined by this type of practice, even already, and as the need for AAA budgets only increases, this is gonna become a more and more common thing. If you want it to end the practice, you pretty much have to stop buying AAA altogether to show publishers that we can live with fewer 10-studio games. But...there's no way gamers are loyal enough to stick to something like that.

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