There has been confusion over the past few days regarding the integrity of Rise of the Tomb Raider being a times exclusive for Microsoft. Announced at E3 2014 during the Microsoft press conference, it was boasted as launching exclusively to Xbox. However Phil Spencer clarified that the deal with Crystal Dynamics was "timed" exclusivity. Back in January, Xbox Australia's Facebook, they were quoted saying:
"And for those wondering; Rise of the Tomb Raider will be Xbox exclusive. Not timed exclusive but exclusive."
Nothing has been said about the matter until now. On Twitter, Spencer provided clarification:
"There has been no change to our deal on TR, same as before when I answered. Timed."
In another Tweet Spencer said:
"We are working with Crystal Dynamics on Tomb Raider to make it great on Xbox this Holiday, that's our goal and 100% of our focus."
A Microsoft spokesman apologised for the incorrect post that was shared on the Australian Facebook page. With E3 around the corner, it is rumoured that Tomb Raider will make an appearance in some form with a possible definitive release date.