If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Xbox boss wants Tomb Raider to be the Xbox One's Uncharted

Phil Spencer had admitted that Xbox needs an action-adventure game as good as Sony's Uncharted franchise, and he hopes that tying up exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider will fill that hole.


Eurogamer asked if the deal was to ensure that Xbox had something to compete with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in 2015: "Totally. I'm a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk," said Spencer. "We've started some, and we've looked at them. But we don't have one today of that quality. This is an opportunity."

The exact nature of the exclusivity deal was unclear when Microsoft announced it at gamescom last week, but it now seems that Rise of the Tomb Raider will eventually be free to go to other platforms, the Xbox exclusivity lasting for "a duration." How long that duration is remains unclear.

About the Author

Dave Owen


Black Friday Sale: save 25% off a yearly subscription!

Your support helps keep VG247 a kick-ass, no BS destination for discussion of the biggest topics in video games. Join today to unlock:

  • Ad-free browsing
  • Monthly Letter from Editor Tom Orry
  • Commenting Flair
  • Merch Discounts
See more information


More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch