ByNick Reilly, writer at
Games and pun enthusiast that'll play just about anything!
Nick Reilly

With the announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider being released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, gamers began to cry tears of joy. Fans of any console will finally be able to get their hands on the sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot. However, there is a slight catch to this 'dream come true'.

As many gamers have noted, the release dates for each console differs vastly - with the Xbox One version set to be released November 10, 2015, the PC version in "early 2016", and the PS4 version in "holiday 2016". That means that PS4 players will have to wait a full year to venture back into the life of Lara Croft! But, what else does this extended wait have in store for PS4 players?

Missed the Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 Gameplay Demo? Check it out below!

More Time To Polish or Another Bad Port?

Look, this year long wait could mean nothing for PS4 players. It's often the case that games on multiple platforms take a lot more time to optimise and perfect before being released. Maybe Crystal Dynamics just needed more time, and the money from the Xbox One and PC sales, to perfect the port over to PS4. However, this year long wait could also have a darker meaning for PS4 players.

"Oh dear, not another bad port!"
"Oh dear, not another bad port!"

Most gamers are familiar with the concept of bad ports - where a game is poorly optimised for one console compared to another. From [Batman: Arkham Knight](tag:2683936) to Dark Souls, gamers have been plagued by bad ports from one game to the next. So, is this what's in store for our beloved Lara Croft?

Maybe PS4 players won't be met with memorable moments from the Rise of the Tomb Raider, but instead met with glitchy gameplay and bugs that make the game impossible to play. We could see PS4 gamers waiting in vain, and spending their well earned money for naught. Of course, I always hope for the best for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and can't wait to get my hands on the PC version. And for my PS4 friends out there, good luck!

Final Details

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 10, 2015, for Steam and the Windows 10 store early 2016, and for PS4 holiday 2016. Unfortunately for PS3 owners, a PS3 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider didn't make the cut. For more details and gameplay footage, check out the game's website here!


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