Rise of the Tomb Raider Supposedly Coming to Xbox 360, PS3
Crystal Dynamics’ and Square Enix’s E3 trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider at E3 presented a beautifully rendered scene that viewers immediately recognized as new-gen footage. This led some to believe that the game would be exclusive to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, leaving 360 and PS3 owners without an opportunity to experience the next chapter in the life of Lara Croft. Two listings found online, however, reveal that the game will, in fact, come to Sony and Microsoft’s previous consoles.
The official Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer page on Xbox.com shows off the gripping trailer and gives a brief synopsis of the game’s premise. More importantly, though, it lists the platforms for the game as Xbox One and Xbox 360. Corroborating evidence of a last-gen release can be found on Amazon.co.uk, where Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are listed alongside the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC editions.
2013’s Tomb Raider reboot first appeared on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but received Xbox One and PlayStation 4 upgrades with January’s Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. We’re assuming that the Rise of the Tomb Raider is being similarly developed for the less powerful systems, then up-scaled to the new consoles rather than two separate versions for the different console generations. Tomb Raider made the transition beautifully, and we’re hoping for the same results when Rise of the Tomb Raider launches next year.