The next ‘Tomb Raider’ is an Xbox exclusive

While last year’s excellent reboot of Tomb Raider was available on a number of platforms, the same can’t be said for its sequel: Microsoft has announced that the new game will be exclusive to Xbox. The announcement was made during Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference in Germany, where it was revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available during the holiday 2015 window. The Xbox exclusivity is a big shift for a franchise that many associate with the PlayStation name. The game will be coming to Xbox One, though the wording means a 360 version is also possible.

And despite being available on fewer platforms, developer Crystal Dynamics believes that the change will make the new Tomb Raider even more popular. “We know they will get…

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