Tomb Raider made splashes with its 2013 reboot, and is already making headlines with its controversial timed exclusivity deal for its sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, but we may only be 2/3 of the way done with Lara Croft’s adventures.

Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Americas referred to the Tomb Raider series as a “trilogy,” signaling that a third game for the Lara Croft reboot is planned. Rogers referred to the series as a trilogy when discussing the upcoming title’s exclusivity with Microsoft at Gamescom.

“We believe first and foremost this is the right thing to do with Tomb Raider right now,” Rogers said about Rise of The Tomb Raider coming to Xbox first. “What it’s done for the sake of the studio and the next beat with the Tomb Raider trilogy… But the backlash is–we’ve watched carefully and we believe it’s the right thing to do.”

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PlayStation fans don’t have to worry – Square Enix doesn’t plan to make Tomb Raider an Xbox exclusive IP.

“We don’t see this over time becoming an Xbox IP,” Rogers said about Tomb Raider. “This is a story and we’ll look back over the Tomb Raider franchise and history, and it will be a chapter where it was a timed-exclusive with Xbox.”

Neither Square Enix nor developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed a third title at this time, but prior to the release of the first game in 2013, previous global brand director Karl Stewart said studio Crystal Dynamics would require multiple games to complete Lara Croft’s story.

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches on November 10 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and comes to PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016.

  • $ony derps are salty

    Nice! Keep ’em enjoy waiting the greatness.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      You sound like fucking retard.

  • Sweetbrandigirl2004

    Well, they’re not going to have to worry about that third game as this ones going to BOMB !

    • Truthhurts24

      No its not going to bomb salty girl. This game will sell big time this holiday.

      • kevin

        You don’t really believe that do you. The reboot sold the worst on xbox systems, its releasing the same day as fallout 4 and it took 5 platforms for the game to reach just 8.5 million sales and se was still disappointed. To put that in perspective the last of us alone sold over 9 million copies on just 2 platforms and was deemed a huge success for Sony and naughty dog which goes to show se expectations are ridiculous.

        • Truthhurts24

          I will not get in a debate with you over this game just wait and see this holiday instead of acting like some prophet which can predict the future. To many people are already waiting to pick this game up right along with Fallout 4, I’m one of them so to say this game will will fail is asinine. The only people who want this game to fail are the ps fans.

          • TheHeraldOfDeath

            Bingo!

          • Sweetbrandigirl2004

            No one is predicting anything were just looking at facts ! Maybe you should try a dose of reality the number say very clearly this game is facing stiff competition to get any recognition at all. First yes theres Fallout 4 there are tons of fans who have waited years for this game and in their eyes they’ve got tunnel vision for this game. Next you’ve got tons of other games coming out right before and right after TR which are going to suck the air out of the room and take sales from TR. Then theres the fact that the XBone just doesn’t have the numbers or the fanbase who REALLY loves TR, so for them there are other games that are more important. Lastly NOT everyone can afford to drop $120.00 all at once on video games so they won’t be buying both Fallout 4 & TR they’ll have to choose and in that fallout wins hands down. For some $60.00 is the best they can do and that one game has got to last them awhile. That being said Fallout 4 offers over 400 hours of game play vs TR 10-12 hrs.

            As for the Real TR fanbase who SE is hoping and praying forgives them by holiday 2016 they will have forgotten TR by then and be turning their gaze towards whatever is new or hot or coming out at the time. Some of them will be on their second play through of the 2016 GOTY Uncharted 4. Those are the facts not predictions SE killed Lara with their Greed and this game is the final death blow for the TR franchise.

            • Truthhurts24

              Watch this holiday no game will blast Tomb Raider out the water stop over dramatizing the situation. You are overlooking the fact that this game will be coming out during the holidays unlike the last game which released in March big difference. More casuals know who Lara Croft is than the Fallout 4 character so they will be purchasing the X1. You said ” Then theres the fact that the XBone just doesn’t have the numbers or the fanbase who REALLY loves TR, so for them there are other games that are more important. ” It looks like someone knows the entire Xbox community lol. Be honest your a ps fan that wants this game to fail because of its time exclusive deal.

              • Sweetbrandigirl2004

                More casuals know who Lara Croft is than the Fallout 4 character so they will be purchasing the X1.

                You CAN’T be serious here. WOW you really are delusional if you think TR is a console seller Tomb Raider is NOT a console seller. It’s well known yes but for being a puzzle game and people who want it to be that AREN’T happy with this new game. SE has ruined TR and turned it into more Metal Gears Assassins Uncharted TLOU Raider.

                • Truthhurts24

                  SE didn’t ruin anything they created a better tomb raider that will see major sales during the holiday season. Fallout 4 will also see major sales this holiday on the X1 instead of Ps4 because of the exclusive mod feature.

                  • Sweetbrandigirl2004

                    I swear do you just purposely try to piss people off ? You known thats called trolling right ? Fallout 4 Mods are NOT exclusive to X1

                    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Fallout-4-Mods-Coming-PS4-All-73097.html

                    SE didn’t craft a better tomb raider they runied it. Lara was in therapy in the first trailer for this game trying to get over all the killing she had to do in the last game. Now she killing even more people in this game and in a more brutal fashion thats NOT Lara Croft thats NOT Tomb Raider.

                    • Truthhurts24

                      How is it not the best tomb raider created. SE made Lara more realistic by showing vulnerability and growth, unlike the originals that made her seem invincible to any enemy or animal which was complete garbage . You said do I purposely piss people off no I don’t, but any person who gets mad over a gaming debate needs mental help asap. And Fallout 4 mods are timed exclusive to X1 like I posted your source means nothing salty girl.

                    • Diashawn

                      What Crystal Division and Square Enquix did with Tomb Raider wasn’t really special. She is more human, doesn’t make the story enthralling. I have more fun with the mechanics and gameplay then I did caring about the story. I don’t care for the story pretty much(I just played the game some hours ago.)
                      That being more vulnerable and human is really downplayed when you’re offing characters and jumping from ledges, all while having serious woind that you got from the beginning of the game.
                      Yeah, Rise of the Tomb Raider sold horribly, so much for your prediction. Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Fallout 4 blew that game out of the water. Bad idea to have an exclusive release going against two major titles. Shows you what the community really wants to play

                    • Truthhurts24

                      The holiday season isn’t over yet so your early speculations of the game failing in sales is asinine. The game just released 2 weeks ago and your already calling it a failure lol wow somebody needs to get informed instead of being a sheep to the media. You can talk about sales when the holiday season is over.

                    • Diashawn

                      Yet and still Call of Duty, Fallout 4, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate sold better than Rise of the Tomb Raider, without having to accumulate their sales throughout the Holiday season.
                      Dude, just admit it, having a timed exclusive was a stupid idea.

                    • Truthhurts24

                      Yeah time exclusives for 3rd party games are stupid I agree but this is competition for a reason and Microsoft hit the jackpot Tomb Raider if you look at how much impact its still having on Sony fans. Like I said before don’t claim failure until the holiday season is over because your just setting yourself up like that if its selling big which I believe it is right now.

                    • Mr Xrat

                      It flopped, pal. Like everyone knew it would. Get over it. :^)

                    • Truthhurts24

                      The only thing that flopped was your stupid post. Over 1 million Tomb Raider units sold in December stay butthurt play slave.

                    • Mr Xrat

                      What used to be the COD of videogames barely scratches over a million since launch in the busiest buying season of the year. It’s a flop.

                    • Truthhurts24

                      Total Tomb Raider sales in today over 1 million sold in December. Lol keep on hating play slave while waiting for greatness which will never come.

              • Sweetbrandigirl2004

                Well here we are four months since you posted your dumb comment saying how ROTTR would recieve epic sales AND what has happened TR has bombed with sells of 300,28 WORLDWIDE just like I told you it would !

                POOR LARA FORGED IN GREATNESS KILLED BY GREED !

                https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12308393_10153256861036398_8350045719241219734_n.jpg?oh=a9926235f7b4f455c641046d07fc9f09&oe=5716A432

                • Truthhurts24

                  The salty pony is back with her garbage attempt to downplay the greatness of Tomb Raider. Are you mad because you don’t have any exclusives this year pony? I believe you are butthurt because all you have is a bunch of indies and multi plats. Keep waiting for greatness pony its going on 3yrs now.

                • Truthhurts24

                  Over 1 Million units sold in December lol so much for your prophecy of tomb raider failing salty pony girl. Keep waiting for greatness lmao! And how is that psn treating you so far? Because that network is definitely not for the players lol but you ponies love garbage anyway.

                  • Sweetbrandigirl2004

                    LOL You can’t be celibrating 1 million copies sold especially when it took two months ! Thats is a complete and utter failure. You do realize that the 2013 reboot sold 1.5 million copys in just hte first week on PS3 and that it sold 469,000 on 360 in the first week right ? thats nearly 2million copes in the first week. So how you feeling about 1 million in two months now XBOT ?

                    • Truthhurts24

                      So according to your pony logic bloodbourne must have been a complete failure because it only sold over 1 million worldwide.

                    • Diashawn

                      Bloodborne was a PS4 exclusive only, that’s good for a company that has finally found international success four-five years ago.
                      Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Come on! That’s is nothing to celebrate. They had to downgrade the game to last gen just to hit their targeted sales.

                    • Truthhurts24

                      It is definitely something to celebrate because unlike bloodborne which released without competition, Tomb Raider released with other big heavy hitter exclusives and multiplats and still made over a million. Its pathetic that bloodborne sold that low without competition even with ps4 higher sales this gen.

                    • Diashawn

                      Bloodborne sold over a million, after a month. Yet, it took Tomb Raider longer. And, it was a released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One! You can keep denying it, the haunting truth will be there; Rise of the Tomb Raider was a stupid decision to sell only on the Xbox platform.

          • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

            Why would PS fans want the game to fail, maybe you hadn’t heard but the game is not exclusive to xbone. But you’re smart not to get into a debate with him cause he’s right and you’re wrong.

            • Truthhurts24

              Your smart enough not to get in a debate with me because your wrong and I’m right. Like I said before most ps fans want this game to fail just look at most of their post online for evidence “Fallout 4 is going to sell Tomb Raider wont” the salt is strong among the ps fanboys.

          • kevin

            See that makes it seem like your a fanboy because why bring up ps fans and say they want it to fail when nothing backs up what you just said. I mean it makes no sense yes ps fans have to wait but their getting the game so why would they want it to fail when tomb raider has always old strongest on ps systems not to mention plenty of gaming sites have said it’s a mistake to release the same day has fallout 4 which will likely hurt sales.

      • oVg Planned Obsolescence

        Out of the 75million XBOX360s only 1.5million bought the TR reboot. How many Bones are there?

        • Truthhurts24

          Source

  • oVg Planned Obsolescence

    Imagine if Mass Effect 3 was a timed exclusive for a year. Its the same thing, making a SEQUEL an exclusive is stupid especially when the other platforms outsold the exclusive platform. The PC outsold all next gen consoles on the Definitive edition.

    Bayonetta 2 was resurrected by Nintendo, I am fine with that, and here we have CD telling us that TR was a Trilogy?

    What a waste of potential sales. They loose.

  • Will she have any renegade launchers or sub machine guns in this title? I think the different series have been excellent so far!

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