Rise of the Tomb Raider releases same day as Fallout 4, Director Confident that “The Quality of the Game Will Speak for Itself”
Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider are two of the biggest titles to come out in 2015, and will both be releasing on November 10, 2015. Fans of Fallout have been waiting for the next iteration to the hugely successful franchise for years, and Fallout 4 will be gracing both current gen consoles and PC. Rise of the Tomb Raider, on the other hand will only be available on Xbox platforms for 2015, with a PC release to follow in early 2016, and the PlayStation 4 version during holiday 2016.
Rise of the Tomb Raider offers a unique and different experience to Fallout 4
In an interview with GamingBolt Brian Horton explains that with Rise of the Tomb Raider they offer a different experience from Fallout 4, and they feel quite confident with the release date.
“We’re big fans of Fallout, it’s such a great game. But we believe we offer something completely different from a gaming experience point of view. We feel good about the date and the quality of the game will speak for itself,”
Rise of the Tomb Raider has something for fans of both the classic games and the reboot
Horton continues to state that Rise of the Tomb Raider will appeal to both fans of the classic games as well as to fans of the successful reboot.
“If you’re a fan of Tomb Raider in all incarnations whether it’s the core classics, the legendary first era of Crystal Dynamics or the reboot, know that we’re going to have something a little bit for everyone in here. And we want the player to feel like they can play the game the way they want. So if you’re a fan of more stealth-based gameplay you can play it that way, if you like more action it’s there also.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be coming to the PC early 2016 and on the PS4 during the holiday of the same year
Tomb Raider has long been a franchise with a big focus on exploration and puzzle solving, as well as providing some platforming thrills and shooting sequences. 2013's Tomb Raider, focused more in creating a strong origin story for Lara Croft, and helping players of a new generation identify with the heroine in a more subtle way, by introducing the tomb element in a more linear but still effective and appealing form.
This time around she is more prepared and better equipped, to face bigger challenges and explore larger tombs with much more puzzle solving and platforming action. The environment of Siberia will offer more extreme conditions for Lara to adapt to, and her new equipment will come in great use when facing avalanches and climbing dangerous icy peaks.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics demonstrated the first gameplay of Rise of the Tomb Raider. The game looks absolutely stunning, especially with the impressive Siberia setting's weather and environmental effects taking center stage.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is scheduled to arrive in Winter 2015 on Xbox platforms, followed by an early 2016 release for the PC and holiday release for the PlayStation 4. We will bring you any new information on Rise of the Tomb Raider as soon as it becomes available.