Microsoft haters do not understand about Tomb Raider

#1zinsindettaPosted 8/18/2014 8:54:27 AM

Food for thought:

Judging by everything thatís been said, it sounds very much like Square want Tomb Raider to be able to compete with larger franchises, and that Microsoft are willing to help them do it, both in terms of development and marketing.

Keep in mind that game development can be incredibly expensive, and that 2013ís Tomb Raider initially didnít perform to expectations. First-party marketing support can be incredibly valuable for a franchise such as this in the long run. Strong marketing is something that can be beneficial well beyond a gameís window of exclusivity, since it gets more people to take an interest in the title in question. Additionally, first-party support also helps take part of the financial burden off the shoulders of the developer and publisher


Well said.

Source - http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/18/xboxs-phil-spencer-talks-rise-tomb-raider-exclusivity/
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#2OpheliaAdenadePosted 8/18/2014 8:59:56 AM
It sounds like making a deal with the devil to me. :v I bet SE had to sign the contract in blood.
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#3SculptorOvFleshPosted 8/18/2014 9:07:32 AM
SE doesn't want to compete with Uncharted, they want to destroy it.

This was a smart move by them.
#4Exodus_PrimePosted 8/18/2014 9:08:52 AM
OpheliaAdenade posted...
It sounds like making a deal with the devil to me. :v I bet SE had to sign the contract in blood.


Judging by your comment history, I'm not surprised by your comment.


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#5InterzoneMantraPosted 8/18/2014 9:11:28 AM
ppl were more pissed about microsofts and square trying to insult their intelligence with their pr bs...especially sqaure's letter to the fans.
#6Kazuya_80Posted 8/18/2014 9:11:28 AM
only Sony and Nintendo can have 3rd party exclusives..it is funny no one mentions that..look at those RPGs coming to Wii U for example.
#7Bikes-Posted 8/18/2014 9:21:13 AM
Kazuya_80 posted...
only Sony and Nintendo can have 3rd party exclusives..it is funny no one mentions that..look at those RPGs coming to Wii U for example.


There's a difference between buying out a series that historically isn't exclusive to your platform screwing over the long term fans, and getting new series or series that have been part of your system for ages. Also you conveniently forgot the crap Nintendo got over Bayonetta 2. They at least had the excuse that the game was only possible thanks to nintendo.
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#8MrSpaM111Posted 8/18/2014 9:25:59 AM
"We want tomb raider to compete with larger franchises so we are making it a timed exclusive for the least popular console"

Yeh, I can see the sense in that...
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#9SculptorOvFleshPosted 8/18/2014 9:28:30 AM
MrSpaM111 posted...
"We want tomb raider to compete with larger franchises so we are making it a timed exclusive for the least popular console"

Yeh, I can see the sense in that...


Because making it for a platform where it'll be over shadowed and forgotten was clearly the better idea.
#10lunchbox2042Posted 8/18/2014 9:33:25 AM
It's not like the game would sell well on PS4 if it launched against Uncharted.