When it was originally confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be heading first to Xbox One, despite the franchise long having been a PlayStation stalwart, you’d have been hard pressed to find a SONY fan who wasn’t at least a little disappointed. However, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for this loyal party, because they may be getting the better part of the bargain when the game does eventually land on their console.

The game is out in November on Xbox One, and today it was announced that a $30 season pass will also be available along with the game. Over on Amazon, the season pass is described as including “a range of content that will extend your single-player campaign, and also allow to you compete with friends.” The latter part of that claim we know nothing about, because Crystal Dynamics have stated that the game will not feature multiplayer but will allow you to interact with your friends. For now we can only speculate.

And that perhaps brings us on to a bigger problem; albeit one that should be saved to discuss fully for another time. Alas, what is it with this trend of season passes being announced without consumers being informed of what they will actually provide as DLC? We’ve seen the same coming from Bethesda ahead of Fallout 4. Who in their right mind would spend a considerable amount of cash on something that doesn’t even have a description? Like I said, that’s a tangent for a later date, but it seemed relevant to bring it up here.

The point I am making, one way or another, is that PS4 owners might actually be better off in regard to Rise of the Tomb Raider. Firstly, in this day and age you can’t rule out that the game won’t launch in an abysmal state – it’s something that happens all too often in this medium these days. But by the time the game launches on PS4? By then the developers will have had time to iron out the kinks or, even if there are no major issues, they could make any minor/necessary improvements.

Moreover, I wouldn’t be surprised if the contents of this $30 season pass – of which we still do not know – are compiled into some sort of ‘complete’ edition for when the game releases on PS4 in 2016 at a cut price. All I’m saying is that things aren’t always as they seem. Whilst many PS4 owners were rightly frustrated initially about the whole situation, Crystal Dynamics owes them an apology and it might just do that with what could be a more polished product that will offer a better value for money.

Or that might not happen, in which case feel free to murder them on Twitter.

  • jacksjus

    Look at it from a common sense standpoint. Gaming is an expensive hobby and if having to pay $30 extra to receive content a year early is a problem, then that is on you.

    I’ll pay $90 today as opposed to $60 a year from now.

    Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather get the game this holiday season if I had an X1.

  • jacksjus

    Look at it from a common sense standpoint. Gaming is an expensive hobby and if having to pay $30 extra to receive content a year early is a problem, then that is on you.

    I’ll pay $90 today as opposed to $60 a year from now.

    Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather get the game this holiday season if I had an X1.

  • RA3030

    Even if I had a Xbox One I’d be very hard pressed to find a reason to get this game anytime in the next 6 months as there are just IMO way to many and better multiplat games coming out. So for me this title is on the very bottom of that list and when the sells data comes out for Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and on and on we’ll see what a mistake it was not for the Game Dev to go with the Xbox One early but the mistake was to release it between now and before the New Year. Not even the “paid for positive reviews” hype machine that Microsoft uses for all its exclusive games is not gonna help this game at all. Sorry Lara!

  • datdude

    I don’t currently own an xbox 1, though I do own pc, ps4, 360, and ps3….I have no problem waiting a year for the game….there is plenty this fall to keep me busy. The problem for Square is that 2016 is looking absolutely loaded with quality titles, so what is the landscape going to look like next fall when Tomb Raider comes to the PS4? What games is the at that time year old adventure going to be competing against? I hope they got a boatload of money and promotion, because they are definitely going to suffer saleswise….the install base of the ps4 is double that of the xbox 1….that’s alot of money to be leaving on the table this fall, that’s for sure.

    I also don’t quite understand why they didn’t move Lara…Tomb Raider drops only two weeks after Halo 5, the same day as Fallout, and a week before Star Wars, not to mention games like Assassin’s Creed and Cod. Tough time to release.

  • datdude

    I don’t currently own an xbox 1, though I do own pc, ps4, 360, and ps3….I have no problem waiting a year for the game….there is plenty this fall to keep me busy. The problem for Square is that 2016 is looking absolutely loaded with quality titles, so what is the landscape going to look like next fall when Tomb Raider comes to the PS4? What games is the at that time year old adventure going to be competing against? I hope they got a boatload of money and promotion, because they are definitely going to suffer saleswise….the install base of the ps4 is double that of the xbox 1….that’s alot of money to be leaving on the table this fall, that’s for sure.

    I also don’t quite understand why they didn’t move Lara…Tomb Raider drops only two weeks after Halo 5, the same day as Fallout, and a week before Star Wars, not to mention games like Assassin’s Creed and Cod. Tough time to release.

  • Stephen Requa

    Hey Mr. Wright, how much does Sony pay you to shill this drivel?

    Humorous schlock.

  • Stephen Requa

    Hey Mr. Wright, how much does Sony pay you to shill this drivel?

    Humorous schlock.

  • Avishkar Manna

    I haven’t finished Tomb Raider Defintive Edition on my Xbox One yet, although I really like it, but I have a feeling this game just won’t sell well because of all the competition around the release date. I have no doubt it will be a really good game but I think most people who buy the game will buy it at a later time as a used copy which doesn’t support the developer or publisher at all.

    I want to be wrong though.

  • Mastersun88

    I am not getting this unless they make it for Playstation 4 and PC I got into the Playstation because of 3 Games Tomb Raider, Metal Gear, and Kingdom Hearts which at the time were Playstation only games. I am sick of this shit with Microsoft as they own pretty much the battle when it comes to playing games on computers. You don’t see Apple trying to beat out Microsoft when it comes to playing video Games on a computer because they stick to their own thing sure OS Mac can handle games but they really are for editing and making films and other stuff that they don’t need to compete with Windows as they just stick to their own thing. I am sick of Microsoft not caring about PC and Playstation people. just let all consoles have the game. I am sorry I like the Playstation when it comes to consoles and sometimes I like to play games on my gaming PC. Microsoft would do so much better if they realize that playing games on windows is way better than playing games on an Xbox as graphics are 10 times better on a gaming PC running windows. what idots does Sony have their own operating system I don’t think so. So when Microsoft does not make it for PC users they are losing half their consumers because pretty much everyone that plays games on a computer is running windows, what idiots what they should have at least did was make the game available only to PC and Xbox users but I guess they were not thinking. I am not getting the game at all because of this shit sure I can get me an Xbox One but I am not going to do it just for one game. their has to be more than one Xbox only game that I like and so far I don’t like any Xbox only games they suck to me. Fall Out 4 and Call Of Duty will be the winners this month as both games will be available on all platforms PC, Playstation, and Xbox so both games will be better sellers this month.

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