Recently, Microsoft announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second game in a hit series of reboots by Crystal Dynamics, has reached one million units sold. That’s just on Xbox (it’s an exclusive game for the holiday). To add on to the game’s standing as an important part of their games lineup, Xbox announced that availability of Rise of the Tomb Raider will extend to Windows 10, on January 28th.
Microsoft, and Xbox, have made attempts to cater to PC gamers with such initiatives as Games for Windows. Yet, games on the PC had fallen by the wayside as the popularity of the Xbox consoles grew. With Windows 10, Xbox has renewed their focus on PC gamers, by bringing some of their popular titles, as well as new IP and ID@Xbox titles to the Windows platform.
I’m a fan of the Tomb Raider reboot and I’ve recently completed the single player experience in Rise of the Tomb Raider. It tells a wonderful story, has a female protagonist who can be strong, vulnerable, brave, and daring, and can appeal to many gamers on different levels. Not to mention the number of times you’ll want to stop what you’re doing, just to stare at the amazing graphics and views that come with Lara Croft’s new adventure. Seriously, the vistas are breathtaking! Playing on PC you’ll also have the advantage of 4k graphics. I highly recommend the game, no matter your choice of platform. If you’re an achievement junkie, have no fear, because the PC version will also have Xbox achievements.
With the Windows 10 availability of Rise of the Tomb Raider, right out of the gate in 2016, it looks like Microsoft is making great attempts to make gaming on Windows a bigger deal. Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a great addition to any gamer’s collection.
Source – Major Nelson