Microsoft Abandons Rise of The Tomb Raider | Shit Casual
There have been no current figures released for Rise of The Tomb Raider, however company executive Aaron Greenberg said in a statement that the game been pulled amid poor sales records.
Greenberg has acknowledged the fact that many people have held off from buying Rise of The Tomb Raider due to the fact that it launched in a very busy period for the gaming industry;
“It launched in a very crowded window, and has done poorly,” he said. “A lot of people bought both Fallout 4 and Tomb Raider. At the same time, we know a lot of people may have avoided Tomb Raider and wait on Fallout or bought Fallout and waited on Tomb Raider.”
Microsoft had been confident that Rise of The Tomb Raider could beat Fallout 4 saying that he expected people would buy both games but that it was clear Rise of The Tomb Raider would not sell well through the rest of the holidays.
“They didn’t buy one of these titles and there’s still a lot of great titles, Halo 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Fallout 4… There are so many great games in such a short window, that we think that people will continue to buy these titles through holiday and into next year,”
Rise of The Tomb Raider had received very positive reviews upon its release including getting a 10/10 from AR12 Gaming however its clear that several other game releases including Fallout 4 and Halo 5 have put a nail in the coffin for it.
Therefore they have decided to shelve the continued release and work on other titles.
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