Rise of the Tomb Raider Listed As Free On Windows Store
UPDATE: As we suspected, now that the game is available on Windows Store the price has been changed to €59,59 with a 10% discount for eight days, bringing it down to €53,59.
ORIGINAL STORY: Rise of the Tomb Raider PC will be available in a few hours on both Microsoft's Windows Store and Valve's Steam.
That said, there's something very different about the Windows Store listing: the price. In fact, the game is listed as free even though on Steam it's priced at $/€ 49.99.
This is definitely weird and unexpected. Of course, it could be simply a mistake, but then again it could also be Microsoft's way to push their store with a triple A game.
We'll know for sure when the game is unlocked, which according to Steam should be in about four hours. Check back then and we'll try to update this story with more information. In the meantime, the Windows Store also lists the following in-app purchases (or microtransactions, if you will):
Advantage Pack - $1.99
Silver Pack - $1.99
Remnant Resistance Pack - Free
Ancient Vanguard - $2.99
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch - $9.99
Challenge Card Pack - $1.99
Endurance Mode - $9.99
Gold Pack - $1.99
Prophet's Legacy - $2.99
Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass - $29.99
Siberian Ranger -$2.99
Wild Pack - $1.99
You can check our article on the performance of Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC to learn how your hardware could handle the game, or our full review of the Xbox One version if you seek more information on the game itself.
Of course, don't forget to download the latest GeForce Driver 361.75(WHQL) if you own an NVIDIA card.