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Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Release Date Set for Jan. 28th

by Kyle Hanson

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Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit PC on January 28th according to Square Enix. The PC release date has been a hot topic of discussion, as fans wondered how long they would have to wait for the Xbox One exclusivity to end. Hints pointed toward a January release date before, but nothing official was released until today.

“Following Rise of the Tomb Raider’s highly successful release exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Square Enix today announced that the game will be available for Windows 10 and Steam on January 28, 2016,” reads the press release.

The PC release won’t just be a simple port of the Xbox One version, instead offering some huge improvements over the console iteration. “Bringing the game’s thrilling narrative and perilous environments to PC in stunning new detail, developers Crystal Dynamics® and Nixxes Software added numerous features, including Windows 10 support and 4K resolution.”

“The PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider continues the positive momentum from our highly successful partnership and collaboration with Microsoft for the launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Scot Amos co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “PC players are a passionate, devoted audience and we know they’ll embrace the version created for their systems,” said Ron Rosenberg, co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics.

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit Steam, the Windows Store, and Amazon on January 28th in two different versions. The Standard Edition will come with just the base game and retail for $59.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost $89.99 and come with the game and the Season Pass, which will give players “nearly all current and future DLC”.

“A Collector’s Edition, which includes the Digital Deluxe version of the game, a 12-inch Lara Croft® statue, replicas of Lara’s journal and jade necklace, and a steel case, will also be available from the Square Enix e-store for $149.99.”

Rise of the Tomb Raider will also be heading to PS4 at some point later this year.

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