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Microsoft is publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be published by Microsoft, presumably on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

That’s according to Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg.

Square Enix’s game rocked Gamescom in 2014 after it was unveiled as an Xbox exclusive.

In the hours and days that followed non-Xbox owners were enraged by a number of developments, including claims from Xbox boss Phil Spencer that the deal was a win-win” for all parties and comments from developer Crystal Dynamics that failed to address the key criticisms.

It then followed that the game would be coming not only to Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One but also to other non-Microsoft formats in the fullness of time.

UPDATE: A Square Enix rep told GameSpot that Microsoft is providing support across the entire development and publishing pipeline, adding that "Microsoft has always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and they will get behind this game with more support across development, marketing and retail than ever before, which we believe will be a step in continuing to build the Tomb Raider franchise as one of the biggest in gaming".

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