Lara Croft: Guardian of Light a month-long XBLA exclusive

Friday, 16th July 2010 11:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Crystal Dynamics has told Eurogamer that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive for at least a month.

Brand director Karl Stewart said the exclusivity period was down to the inclusion of the game in Microsoft’s Arcade of Summer line-up.

PS3 and PC versions will follow a month after in September.

“The agreement with Microsoft is, in order to participate in their hugely successful Summer of Arcade promotion, there is a window of exclusivity. That window of exclusivity is a set four weeks,” said Stewart.

He added: “As with all arcade titles, irrespective of platform, you have to go through your submissions before they agree and approve a date.

“Unlike a disc based title where we can pick our window, you have to go by what the first parties approve and give you a date, to make sure you’re not coming out on the same day as five other titles. They like to manage the release window accordingly.”

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light releases on August 18 for Xbox Live Arcade.

There’s a full interview through here.



  1. LOLshock94


    #1 5 years ago
  2. daytripper

    i think thats shitty on ps3 only owners personally, could of announced that earlier .

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    At least it’s only a month.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Eregol

    Really. Is this on anyone’s radar at all?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    not on mine but apparently it has got quite a good reception out of e3

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It might turn out alright, I’m going to give the demo a whirl at least.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Detale

    I’m sure I can hold out an extra four weeks. Looks a bit like a twin stick shooter in Lara clothes, could be worth a punt.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    Just read an interview at Eurogamer with Crystal Dynamics, anyway a good interview.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I don’t see the point of timed exclusives, it just makes the companies involved appear money grabbing and petty.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Probably makes sense for them to go along with Microsoft’s rules on this one – the Summer of Arcade games always do fantastically well due to the ‘buy them all, get points back’ thing. They might have to hold off on a PSN release for a few weeks but they’ll probably increase their 360 sales significantly without harming their PSN sales either.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Eregol

    Let’s face it
    Who is going to buy a 360 just because it’s getting an online distributed title first?
    It’s not a system seller, so why would M$ throw their dollars at it for a month’s exclusivity?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Read what I wrote above – they almost certainly didn’t pay anything for it. Eidos will have wanted that slot in the promotion for their own benefit.

    Summer of Arcade runs for four weeks – hence the ‘month’ of exclusivity.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    @11 maybe if they support this CD will give them the next full TR as exclusive or some dlc for that game exclusive as well.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    1 month exclusive?!?! MEGALOL!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I swear to God nobody reads a word I write. :-)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mington

    Now you know how the VG247 staff feels like ;)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @Blerk but you just said “They’re in it for the cash” which is what I’d already said :)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @mington if Blerk was vg247 staff I’d point out his typos more frequently :)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Tonka

    Why are MS paying good money for this!? Makes no sense…

    #19 5 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    @19 – read blerks comments!! Jesus!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. evilashchris

    Blerk is on ignore, the bloody troll.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Who’s that trip-trapping across my bridge?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mington

    Why would Microsoft pay a troll to get a 1 month exclusivity deal?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    To keep the goats off of their bridge, of course.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. mington

    Once upon a time my brothers Kenyan flatmate made a goat stew in my brothers smoothie maker

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    Nice! I bet he was dead popular.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    I got headbutted by a goat on a German mountain once. I fucking hate goats. Smoothy-makers are the best place for them.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mington


    #28 5 years ago
  29. The Hindle

    @ Pat

    you must of really pissed that goat off.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. DaMan

    goats do that very often, more so wild ones.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. frostquake

    Don’t care, I own all 3 consoles, so I just get it where it comes out first, no big deal…I guess if you only own a Wii, I will have to call the Wa Wa Wa Wambulance?

    #31 5 years ago

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