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'Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Release Date & Rumors: Nixxes Software to Develop 'Lara Croft' Game for Xbox 360

Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Darrell Gallagher, the chief of "Rise of the Tomb Raider" publisher Square Enix revealed that Nixxes Software will take over the development of the game for the Xbox 360, Polygon reported.

News about the game's development was also confirmed by Nixxes through a press release on the studio's website.

Originally, the project was supposed to be handled by Square Enix subsidiary Crystal Dynamics, the studio that created "Rise of the Tomb Raider" for the Xbox One. However, Gallagher explained the company decided to give the project to another studio in order to focus on its work on Microsoft's next-gen console.

"We're wholly focused on 'Rise' being an Xbox One title without limitation, without even thinking of the Xbox 360 version," he told Game Informer in an interview for its March 2015 issue.

Gallagher also noted that turning the project over to Nixxes was a good decision since the studio's development team managed to impress Crystal Dynamics through its "Rise of the Tomb Raider" demo for the Xbox 360.

In addition, this is not the first time Nixxes will be working with Crystal Dynamics on the same project. The studio previously worked on other "Tomb Raider" titles such as "Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" and "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" for the company.

"Rise of the Tomb Raider" is scheduled to arrive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime in 2015. In this game, which is a sequel to Crystal Dynamics' "Tomb Raider" reboot, protagonist Lara Croft travels to Siberia to uncover ancient secrets of immortality.

As for "Rise of the Tomb Raider" versions for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the PC, there are no official news yet as to when or if the game will be released to other platforms.

However, in August of 2014, Xbox department boss Phil Spencer clarified in an interview with Eurogamer that the exclusive deal between the "Rise of the Tomb Raider" and Microsoft's consoles is temporary.

This means that after a certain period of time, game developers will be allowed to create "Rise of the Tomb Raider" for Sony's PlayStation platforms.

Tags Rise of the Tomb Raider, Xbox 360, Video Games, Technology

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