Microsoft paid $100M for debut of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox alone

Microsoft paid $100m for Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s annual exclusivity for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as revealed from former Square Enix strategist and corporate director’s resume Fabieno Rossini. โ€œBuild relationships with platformholders including working on a $100m deal on Rise of the Tomb Raider with Microsoft. โ€ .

Rise of the Tomb Raider was released in November 2014 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and the game reached PC in January 2015. In October 2015, the game was released on PlayStation 4 as part of an anniversary edition with extras and a unique VR mode.

The value of such deals is rarely made public โ€” it is known, for example, that Microsoft paid about $75m for Grand Theft Auto IV‘s release to Xbox 360, and then about $50 million more for temporary exclusivity of add-ons for its console. Adding to the Epic Games documents in court against Apple, it was revealed that Borderlands 3′s 6-month exclusivity for the Epic Games Store cost the store $115m.

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