During its Gamescom press conference, Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch exclusively on Xbox platforms in holiday 2015. This came as a surprise to President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, he said in an interview with Eurogamer.

"It's very interesting the way Phil Spencer said, what we are saying is, in holiday 2015 Tomb Raider is exclusive to Xbox," he said. "So it's open to interpretation. But still, we didn't anticipate something like this would happen."

Yoshida said he didn't know if Rise of the Tomb Raider would launch on Sony platforms: "I hope the game will come out eventually on PS4. But how can I tell? Other than that cryptic message by Phil Spencer."

Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher said that the Xbox exclusivity deal didn't mean that the studio was "walking away" from PlayStation or PC players. Still, fans' emotions ran high after Microsoft's announcement, with many decrying the move on Twitter and in comments.
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