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Rumor: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release set for $40, Holiday 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider will allegedly make its way to PS4 in Q4 2016

A holiday 2016 release date for Rise of the Tomb Raider on PlayStation has been supposedly discovered by YouTube channel The Know.

The Know - which is an offset of Rooster Teeth - released a video just a few days ago claiming to know the game will release in Q4 2016. The hosts claim that the release date was revealed via a "confidential document" from an "anonymous source." You can check out everything said in the video below!

Perhaps most interesting about the rumor is the price point.

The video says that Square Enix are aware of the anger amongst PlayStation fans - some felt betrayed by the company given that Tomb Raider has always been synonymous with the platform - and will therefore be selling the game at a discounted price. The supposed new price point will be $40, which seems possible, considering its price on Xbox One will have fallen by then anyway.

If this Q4 2016 release date is correct, then it stands to reason that the PS4 version of the game could be a special edition, containing DLC of some sort. If this is the case then a $40 price point seems unlikely. Furthermore, Microsoft has continually referred to the game as a "Holiday 2015" exclusive, which leads one to believe the deal may not even last a year.

It's also worth noting that previous Xbox One timed exclusives, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome, found their way onto PC around a year after launch. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One has been a major discussion point since it was announced at E3 2014.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft head Phil Spencer explained why they went after Lara Croft; "I'm a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk. 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 game is set to release on 11/10/15, the same day as Fallout 4. Should Rise of the Tomb Raider release this fall, it's likely to be destroyed by Bethesda's monumental return to the wasteland, leaving one to wonder why Square would release it in the fall next year as well.

The Know has a hit-and-miss track record when it comes to predictions; they correctly predicted Dark Souls III but incorrectly corroborated the rumour of Microsoft purchasing the Silent Hills IP.

Don't expect to hear anything about the PlayStation release of Rise of the Tomb Raider until well after its release on November 10th. Until then, stay tuned to GameSkinny.

Published Jul. 1st 2015

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