Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PC January 28

Rise of the Tomb Raider highlighted a big holiday season for Microsoft, which also included titles like Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6. The game was originally announced as a timed Xbox exclusive — available on both the Xbox One and 360 — but in just a few weeks, Lara Croft’s latest adventure is making its way to the PC.

On January 28, one day earlier than the rumored Amazon listing, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available on both the Windows Store (which Microsoft emphasized in its own announcement) and Steam. The game will also be available via the Square Enix store, which is the exclusive seller of the collector’s edition. As with the console versions, it includes a Lara Croft statue, steelbook, journal, and a necklace, for $150. The statue is among the most impressive I’ve seen in a collector’s edition, showing Croft standing on top of an icy rock, ice pick in one hand and a glow-stick in the other.

“PC players are a passionate, devoted audience and we know they’ll embrace the version created for their systems,” says Crystal Dynamics’ Ron Rosenberg in the official announcement. The port is being developed in collaboration with Nixxes Software, the same developer behind the PC, PS3, and PS4 versions of the original (rebooted) Tomb Raider, as well as the recent Lara Croft twin-stick shooters and both modern Deus Ex games. The PC version of 2013’s Tomb Raider received excellent reviews from both critics and users, so there’s no need to worry about the game turning out like Arkham Knight.

If you don’t have a PC or an Xbox platform, you can still play Rise of the Tomb Raider; you’re just going to have to wait a little bit longer. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to arrive by the end of the year. Of course, you’ll have Uncharted 4 to keep you busy, as well.


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