Whether you like it or not, Fallout 4 has been an all consuming force. It’s been marketed everywhere and drowned out everything else. Lara Croft has been clinging on by her fingertips and the next few days will tell us if she is going to fall off and be buried by the avalanche that Bethesda have created.
If she does fall, all is not lost because Sony are in a good position to save her if they are willing.
Rise of the Tomb Raider has reviewed super well and everyone I know that’s played it tell me that it is utterly fantastic and they highly recommend it. Normally a game that earns review scored of 9’s creates momentum of its own, but not this one.
It’s been stifled by a crammed end of year line up with nowhere to go to escape the Fallout 4 avalanche. Then add to that that no one with only a PS4 is interested in it at this moment because of its timed exclusivity to Xbox. I’m sure Square Enix were well compensated for this but even if sales are still good they must be disappointed with it being overlooked despite being so good.
This actually plays into Sony’s hands. If Rise of the Tomb Raider is due to release in November 2016 for PS4, assuming 12 months exclusivity based on the release date on Xbox One, then it’s well out of the way of Uncharted and is free to be held up as a big release with a decent marketing push.
If Square Enix and Sony say if this sells well then any sequels will be coming to PS4 first or at the same time in future, show off the review scores and perhaps bundle in any DLC at a good price then this could be a huge second launch for the title on the leading console platform.
Having seen the gameplay footage from E3 and other shows I am seriously interested in playing this game. But having a PS4 means I’ll need to wait until next year which is disappointing. But when I get my chance to play it I reckon I’ll enjoy it!
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