In the end, what did this whole Tomb Raider thing accomplish?

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User Info: Dancouga_Nova

Dancouga_Nova
2 years ago#1
So Gamescon was surprisingly eventful, what with the weirdly worded exclusivity announcement for TR, the massive backlash online and then the admittance that exclusivity is timed.

Obviously this has garnered a lot of bad will for MS, SE and CD. What I'm curious about is what exactly did MS get out of this, or at least thought they would get out of it?

Is Tomb Raider considered a system seller? Was it to give MS their answer to Uncharted? Was it simply to galvanize their fans and show they haven't given up on the system? Whatever it is, I hope for their sakes it offsets all the bad will they garnered.
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User Info: MicrosoftLover

MicrosoftLover
2 years ago#3
We don't even care about Tomb Raider, so there!

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User Info: HairyReid

HairyReid
2 years ago#4
It accomplished once again proving that XBone has no exclusives and can't even keep the so-called exclusives that it gets, which proves that PS4/PC/Wii-U is the combo to one this gen.

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HairyReid
2 years ago#5
to *own

User Info: astutecollie

astutecollie
2 years ago#6
Times exclusive means the ps4 may or may not get it a year or so later. What did it accomplish? MS got a sequel to an excellent and popular last gen game. MS has far more money than sony and nintendo combined multiplied many times over.

User Info: Laylow12

Laylow12
2 years ago#7
HairyReid posted...
It accomplished once again proving that XBone has no exclusives and can't even keep the so-called exclusives that it gets, which proves that PS4/PC/Wii-U is the combo to one this gen.


You're right friend.

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User Info: dueric

dueric
2 years ago#8
Frankly, I don't get it either. Why Tomb Raider? Even if it were a straight exclusive. Why?

Even multiplat, TR wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the charts around the holidays. What is MS going for here?

I'm not gunna lie, as an Xbox fan, this whole TR thing is a disaster.
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User Info: Legend524

Legend524
2 years ago#9
MicrosoftLover posted...
We don't even care about Tomb Raider, so there!

X-MEN! UNITE!


Stop it...just...stop it

it won't stick.

User Info: prozac786

prozac786
2 years ago#10
dueric posted...
Frankly, I don't get it either. Why Tomb Raider? Even if it were a straight exclusive. Why?

Even multiplat, TR wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the charts around the holidays. What is MS going for here?

I'm not gunna lie, as an Xbox fan, this whole TR thing is a disaster.


I think Tomb Raider has the potential to do what Uncharted and The Last of Us did for Sony.

Maybe MS felt the same way too? Who knows.
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