How Microsoft is helping with development on Rise of the Tomb Raider has been revealed through a new interview with Square Enix’s head of western studios, Darrell Gallagher.
According to the Gallagher, the firm are providing development talent to the Crystal Dynamics team along with hardware-specific expertise for Xbox One and Xbox 360 development (thanks, Siliconera).
He also reiterated the company’s “long partnership” with Microsoft since the Xbox-exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld had led to discussions of working together in the future.
Gallagher also touches upon sales of the last Tomb Raider outing, and how long-term sales proved the game was a success beyond the initial launch period – something Square touched upon last year.
Both Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have said time and time again the exclusivity deal with Xbox has a duration, but have yet to provide more information on what will occur beyond the holiday 2015 release period.