>Game doesn't sell enough on all consoles
>Restrict it to 2
I wonder how much MS paid them? Will it be enough to cover all the lost sales? This is kind of crazy: Intentionally limiting the number of people who will play your game for an upfront cash payment.
There are already petitions for it...
MS is stupid for think TR is gonna be a huge seller.
SE is REALLY fucking stupid for thinking it is a good idea to put TR on one console.
i dont know whom to blame for this.
but i think SE is the most stupid.
>First game sells more than any other game in its franchise
>Still considered a financial failure by SE
>They decide to make the next game exclusive to a single console
good thing I don't give a fuck about tomb raider
How stupid do you have to be to make an exclusive deal with Microsoft when the PS4 is the leading console?
It didn't work for Ryse
It didn't work for Dead Rising 3
It didn't work for Titanfall
Jesus Christ, how much money is Microsoft throwing at these people?
I somewhat enjoyed the first one but its certainly not good enough to go out and buy a console for the sequel. They're not going to gain anything by this. It isn't a "system seller." A system seller would be buying Battlefield or CoD. They have to know that. But they're either cheap or Activision/EA aren't selling
I did see this on steam + the option to buy a season pass was making me worry a little, but then i remembered that video games have inherited this cancerous trait now and it's becoming standard.
>“Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past – we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.”
HAHAHAHAHA that PRspeak
>best game of the year, month, or even fucking day
Do you enjoy eating shit you faggot? It's a shameless uncharted ripoff, despite uncharted ripping previous TR off.
I don't get get all those one offs. They could be investing that money on first party studios that would be making them games for years to come.
Instead they reduce Rareware to kinect shovelware and toss money at Crytek and SE of all people.
"This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC...
>We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December"
Tears? Over what? The first game was boring with an intolerably poorly written story and characters. Mary Sue bullshit out the ass. And it didn't even sell well. This is not a loss, I had no intention of buying this either way, it's just way funnier this way because the SJW cunt in charge of it is going to get BTFO when it sells only a few thousand copies.
Lara croft hardcore fans are butt sore to the moon and beyond. Some are talking about boicotting SE and are organizing a shut down on fan sites and whatnot. Pretty funny shit to read, kind of sad too, I have great memories of playing the old LC on my PS1, but never been a fan per se.
Did the PS4 version not sell like really wel?
It was like 2mill on xbone and ps4, and 2/3 of that was on the ps4 if i remember correct.
This looks like a really bad idea and a insult to the fans.
Not smart at all. Sales data from the previous game shows it sold far better on PS3 and PS4 than 360 and Xbone. But even for people who liked it, it's hardly something worth buying a console for. Especially since Ryse, Dead Rising 3, and Halo Master Chief Collection are all coming to PC.
>signing an exclusivity deal to a console that isn't selling well
Most of the hardcore fans are pissed with this, some that claim to own the Xbone already state that they won't get it in response to the shitty move on SE's side. They seems serious about it, but who knows. I don't give a flying shit about LAURA Croft, not the same series I used to play as a kid.
Tomb Raider apparently undersold. It doesn't matter if it sold like 4 million copies, success is relative to budget. If Microsoft is funding this thing, then lost sales is no skin off the developer's teeth. The publisher is taking the hit on this thing, and Microsoft has demonstrated long ago that they're willing to make losses in order to establish a presence in the video game market. This is the way the whole exclusivity game is played. Microsoft is most definitely not in the lead, and they're not going to take a loss lying down. There are probably people in that division who are very scared of what Microsoft wants to do with it, and they need to do everything they can to get back into the console race.
Who knows, this might be another situation like Bayonetta 2 where they just couldn't find the funding for it until they agreed to exclusivity and it wouldn't have existed otherwise. People are so caught up in the Tomb Raider reboot's "success" in the shallowest of ways, without realizing that Squeenix weren't really given the incentive to further support it. If it fell below their expectations, it fell below their expectations.
I don't think hardcore LC fans are the ones upset about this.
It's the new casuals that jumped in during the reboot and pretend to be fans.
These are the same people that trash talk Temple of Osiris because it's an arcade game and not cinematic enough.
Yep. I love the Souls games and own the PS4, but I'm not going to support something like that. Sony's moneyhat and From being dumb enough to accept it is a slap in the face to all of the fans on Xbox and PC.
Hardly. Souls fans are PlayStation fans. That's where it started and that's where it should stay. And there's no chance of it ever going elsewhere since it's being co-developed by Sony themselves. All the PC peasant tears are delicious, no amount of petitions will get you this one.
Dont be a idiot from started the souls series with demon souls you should be glad the took namco money and ported dark souls and ds2 to pc and xbox,now this is not made by namco so never ever
I've gotta agree. These Microsoft contracts always run the same way. Maximum 6 months until a PC announcement.
I wasn't too impressed with the first one though, it along with Bioshock:Infinite are the definition of a 'renter' game.
I've owned every Tomb raider game to date, and i don't really care, The reboot was fun, albeit grey as fuck
i couldn't control my dick at those death moans thoughbut wasn't a TR game, Guardians of Light was the first breathe of life i'd felt in the game since underworld was fun but it felt like it was heading in that "we've done this before" kinda light so i'll be getting Temple of Osiris and maybe pirate this if it comes to PC
They said Tomb Raider sold 7 million copies. I reckon that's pretty good when most reboots of games are completely shit.
I have an Xbone, and I don't really care for a PS4, but this is the classic example of a great multiplatform game. It's pretty shitty how Microsoft bought the rights to it.
The quote from Crystal Dynamics was textbook PR. Said something like "In order to make this game rise to the top of the action/adventure genre of games, we decided to partner with Microsoft because they believe in our direction"
What kind of bullshit is that. Unless MS is giving up the cash they would have made from PS4 owners, console exclusivity isn't gonna make it rise to the top of the action adventure genre.
It doesn't affect me, but it's a pretty shit move.
How is Bloodborne a money hat?
It's literally the same situation as Demon Souls. It's being developed in collaboration with JAPANstudios. This isn't a money hat, Sony is actively involved in its development.
A money hat would be taking a game already announce and paying for exclusivity rights.
Bayonetta 2 is not a money hat
Bloodborne is not a money hat
Scalebound is not a money hat
Demon's Souls was just a prototype for their much grander and vastly superior vision in Dark Souls. There are just as many fans of the game on Xbox and PC, so it makes no sense to make it exclusive to the PS4 unless From hates money.
A lot of people, even on /v/, have ridiculously short memories. Some people actually think the next Dragon Age won't be a steaming pile of pseudo-progressive shit. As if all 3 game series Bioware has worked on recently haven't been turned to shit.
Its it's a new IP, no part of the multiplat series
It's funded and co developed by Sony from the ground up, they didn't just throw money at FROM to prevent them from releasing the game on other platforms
I'd like to see more FROM games on the PC myself but it is what it is.
The shittiest game in the Tomb Raider franchise
not counting Angel of Darknesswas pic related.
>They will then make a 'Definitive Edition' for PC a year later
>Microsoft really believes that this will save them
That's not a moneyhat. It's a first party exclusive, Sony themselves are co-developing. A moneyhat is taking a multiplatform game and then paying the developer for "exclusivity". This Tomb Raider deal is a moneyhat. Or is Sony somehow bought exclusive rights from EA for Madden or some shit.
Bloodborne is like Bayo 2, it was funded by Sony. The game would have existed without Sony (probably something else, most likely multiplatform, would have taken its place).
According to the LC fans, Rise of the Tomb Raider was already well developed when MS deal came into scene, I haven't followed the game because I really don't care enough, but it wouldn't be the same scenario like Bayo or Bloodborne.
Not this time they aren't because they aren't developing it on their own and aren't funding it themselves. And you can bet your sweet ass that once Bloodbourne is a huge success that Sony will make them one.
>implying sonyggers care when they get Uncharted 4 which will be way better than this piece of grimdark touchy feely girl protagonist shit in every single way imaginable
The only people who care about TR are anally devastated PC sperglords.
No, it isn't you dense motherfucker. Sony themselves are making the game in partnership with FROM. This is not the same as them being approached to only release their next game on PS4.
Lol no, fucking TR melodrama is worse than Uncharted b-movie writing.
There are people in the TombRaider forums with accounts from 2002 and they are pissed as fuck. Then again, there are many europoors on that forum and Euros generally don't like the xbox (except for the people of Britbongistan).
Obviously, this isn't much, but it is something to take in consideration, they are throwing their part of their hardcore fan base against them, this kind of shit usually backfires on the longrun.
Meanwhile, the real fans of Tomb Raider laugh at the shittest of shit reboot and its timed exclusive sequel and wait for Temple of Osiris.
Not in a million years, the Uncharted games are fantastic in both their storytelling and gameplay, Tomb Raider only had graphics going for it and only on PC. Horribly written piece of shit.
In which ways, exactly?
TR2013 was an inferior clone of Uncharted, even Uncharted 3 was better than that.
TR2013 was a grimdark qte infested turd with bad graphics, clunky animations, shitty set pieces and unlikeable characters. Not to mention the multiplayer in UC2 (dat game mode where you have to get the idol, oh man) and 3 is pretty fucking fun, in TR it was tacked on shit that nobody played (and for good reason).
The game literally gave me mindcancer.
Seconded. TR was awful, Mary sue main character in a stupid story written by a feminazi extremist with gameplay that was poorly emulating Uncharted. The Uncharted games are fun and well written. It's not even a contest.
That's going to be so hectic your eyes will get aids trying to keep track of everything. Also telling most of your fanbase to play that instead of the game they wanted because they don't have the same system is both insulting and lazy
enjoy your tomb raider
You're the only stupid person here. If the game comes out next summer, it'll only be exclusive for 6 months at most, just as I said. It will then release on all other platforms in January 2016. You really have no understanding of how these things work.
Can't wait for it to fail and to find it's way to PC and Quad. :3
But, man. How much money did Microshill drop on that shit? A Sony foundation exclusive ripped from their hands. Ouch.
This is actually a little upsetting. I really loved the '13 reboot.
>MFW I own a bone and don't give a shit
I'm currently Wii One/PC master race and didn't even bother with the last tomb raider. It looks as boring and low difficulty as Uncharted. Sorry Tomb Raider Sonyggers.
>just like Dead Rising 3, Titanfall and Ryse.
Here is the thing those. None of those games have yet to appear on Sony consoles yet. Titanfall 2 will have to be made for it to be on Sony consoles.
So I wonder what contract is like for Tomb Raider
If it's comes to PC why would you care if it doesn't come to PS4?
A scriptastic Third Person Shooter™ masquerading as a Tomb Raider™ game, complete with Casual Vision™, pointless XP™, "cinematic" setpieces, pulping & visceral melee finishing moves, godawful, pretentious story, mind-numbing voicework and 2 minute long tombs - and now the long awaited™ sequel to this critically acclaimed™ game is backed by Microsoft.
This couldn't get any better.
Oh wait it could. Here's a snippet from the description of Rise of the Tomb Raider™ (seriously a 12-year-old could come up with something snappier): "Follow the world's most famous adventurer as she travels the globe, discovering what it means to be a Croft. Haunted by the memories of the island of Yamatai, Lara must face new challenges, new terrors and new mysteries in order to truly become who she's meant to be: the Tomb Raider."
>what it means to be a Croft
Apparently it means you are fucking indestructible, if we look at the first game
>who she's meant to be: the Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics is finished. RIP Lara, once a lady, now a whore.
Sony sold their shares in square enix recently, if that's any indication of how little they have the real ability to do that.
The tomb raider reveal at E3 MS conference never really stated a platform or a release date, MS were likely greasing up the finalities of the deal at that point.
You're the one who obviously can't read. "Exclusive through 2015" is not equal to "exclusive for one year" since this game does not come out this year or in January. I can't tell whether you're just an underage high schooler or a third worlder, but either way, get an education you fucking retard.
Realistically, what are the changes that they've learned from their mistakes in the reboot and have fixed them?
Really don't care to get into the long, pointless argument over survival instincts kicking in. Her taking out lots of dudes is GAMEPLAY every game has it. It wouldn't be fun without it. I enjoyed her characterization and growth and it was basically Uncharted but better.
And that is that m8o.
If I was really rich, like, ridiculously rich, I'd visit each and every one of those posters and burn their homes down. Human intelligence reached a low point it never should have.
Gaming journalists praised the hell out of it (surprise surprise) and it's generally seen as a competent, if not kinda generic game. I played it when I had free PS+ and I can't really describe it as anything but "resoundingly okay".
When your favourite franchise gets shit on so hard it becomes its own parody I'd like to see you posting frowning nigger faces
what you just said would be the like a silent hill fan saying they're the biggest silent hill fan that is why they support the new games and their favorite one is downpour
eat a dick, cancer
Where in my post did I say I didn't own a top of the line gaming rig? I'm not a poorfag like most of /v/ so I don't have to beg and whine about it being exclusive. The Souls games are definitive on Sony's consoles. That's where they belong. Stay jealous faggot.
this actually makes sense
the game was gonna get rekt anyway so might as well make it a timed exclusive
anyway I didn't like the first one so I won't be getting it when it comes on steam
PC and console are on completely different planes at this point. Consoles exist for the AAA games and mass market.
PC has different varieties and has more options with hardware.
Each platform has its strengths though the console side of things is really fucking dry.
Having more big games isn't a bad thing, assuming things aren't too crowded already. Microsoft has an incentive to take a game away from Sony and Squenix knows they're going to lose sales to Uncharted anyway, so they can make up some of that money through an exclusivity contract with MS and release the 1080p edition on PS4 a few months later.
>it's some shitty uncharted clone
>"strong powerful female" character reduced to torture porn impalements and faux-rape scenarios
>under-performs in sales
>omg, how dare they restrict this shit game from coming to PC and PS4!
what's next? not getting the Thief reboot's sequel and complaining about it?
Oh another timed exclusive, can't wait for the "Ultimate/Definitive/Complete Edition" on PC a 3 months later.
>what's next? not getting the Thief reboot's sequel and complaining about it?
You just fucking know some people out there would.
The only butthurt I see in here are PC petition race trying to bring up Bloodborne and Xboners getting mad at the truth of this being nothing more than a timed exclusive for 4-6 months rather than a true exclusive (something they don't have even one of at this point)
This isn't a thread for facebook or F2P shit, though. We are talking about big budget AAA games, all of which sell like shit on PC in comparison to console. That's why PC fanboys have to make petitions to get some table scraps.
>shit game with big name comes out
>huge press praise
>nobody talks about anymore
>all you see is some porn of LAra from time to time
fast forward to now
>sequel to shit game announced
>it's xbox exclusive
>hugest shitstorm of the year
literally who the fuck cares, LITERALLY WHO
where were these people in the last year
nobody ever talks about TR anymore and then suddenly the whole "gaming community" is on fire
>Restrict it to 2
Except that is not happening. They took a bunch of money to make it exclusive for a couple of weeks. Anyone with half a brain can see it's timed.
Not sure what the big fuss is about. The first game also sucked.
I just built my gaming PC and am playing Tomb Raider as one of the three free games that I got with my video card.
It's actually pretty fun. I wouldn't put it above Uncharted 2, but it's miles better than the poorly-strung-together mess where you can survive a grenade to the face that was Uncharted 3.
Also, I hate third wave feminists as much as anybody (I don't believe that anyone who's intelligent and after gender equality will throw themselves under the banner of a movement that's named after one of the two genders; you can't gain gender equality by gearing your efforts towards the perspective of a certain type of woman over everyone else), but I haven't gotten that vibe from it at all.
It's, ok, man. I'm sure Sony will announce more PS4 exclusives soon.
Oh, and you're right about it not being a true exclusive since it's also coming out for 360, but there is literally no evidence yet for it being a timed exclusive other than M-MUH DEAD RISING 3
Well it would go well with the old and fake Crytek guy theory where MS is always searching for franchises to "kill" their competitors series.
Tomb Raider would be Uncharted killer.
Dude what? Lara can survive a gas tank explosion to the face, let alone grenades
and the best thing is theres no arty farty indie shit there
feels good man. even xbone's one arty farty game, ori and the blind forest, looks better than any of the shit sony showed
>and the best thing is theres no arty farty indie shit there
Typical bro gamer who can't appreciate the deep, yet subtle emotions that indie games evoke. Stick to your childish games while the rest of us grow up.
What does that even matter? A bunch of casuals fed into marketing hype and bought a nogamesmachine, how does that effect xbox? Xbox is microsoft's R&D testing department, it's never going away.
Xbox exclusives will still probably sell more than PS4 exclusives at half the userbase, just like they always did
>He's thinks sales matter
I bet you also think modern CoDs are the best games at all time.
Oh no! How will I buy this undisputed masterpiece for my PC now?? Oh wait, I would've pirated it at best since Tomb Raider rebooted is shit.
>m-muh console sales!
It's hilarious because PS4 games actually sell like shit.
>Best-selling Xbone games
>Titanfall - 2 million
>CoD: Ghosts - 1.79 million
>BF4 - 1.34 million
>Forza 5 - 1.34 million
>DR3 - 1.1 million
>Best-selling PS4 games
>Killzone: Shadow Fall - 2.1 million
>Infamous SS - 1 million
>highest shitstorm of the year
Every single smash bros character announced has been bigger than this shit, it will die down in a day tops. Everyone knows it's a timed exclusive anyway.
am i only one who's cares more about what the game will be like than the fucking exclusivity problem. this is first bad news for Sony fans and they're throwing a tantrum like 5 year olds. I doubt its going to be xbox exclusive forever and probably release it on PC 6 months later
The console is fine, it's the lack of games. I don't know why Sony decided to sit on their asses during E3 and just ride off of the success of their last E3. Their software sales are fucking pathetic.
I'm baffled like you bruv. People are throwing temper tantrums that a game barely worth $5 ain't coming to their console for $60
I mean whaaaaat the fuck is wrong with customers these days
Sony drones think they are entitled to everything
Same thing happened to Bayonetta 2. Same thing happened with GTA V coming to PC (Or any other PC Port). Same thing is happening with this.
They are the worst fanbase in gaming for a reason.
>>m-muh console sales!
>It's hilarious because PS4 games actually sell like shit.
>>Best-selling Xbone games
>>Titanfall - 2 million
>>CoD: Ghosts - 1.79 million
>>BF4 - 1.34 million
>>Forza 5 - 1.34 million
>>DR3 - 1.1 million
>>Best-selling PS4 games
>>Killzone: Shadow Fall - 2.1 million
>>Infamous SS - 1 million
You are so wrong it hurts.
PS4 Infamous outsold Xbone Titanfall.
And GHOSTS is actually the best seller on BOTH platforms. Fucking retard.
i wouldnt say that since every console has their own cancerous fanbase. but i do hate that this gen everyones going: PS4 is the ultimate console! the xbox franchise should die off! long live Sony,Nintendo and valve!