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Rise of the Tomb Raider PC January release date confirmed by Steam

The Steam page for Rise of the Tomb Raider changed from 'early 2016' to 'January 2016', giving more credibility to the title's release later this month.


We learned Rise of the Tomb Raider may be headed to PC in late January thanks to Amazon France letting its release date slip ahead of time. Today, another piece of the release-date puzzle has just been revealed, and this time, it’s from the game’s official Steam page.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider Steam page now says the game will be available in January 2016. The page doesn’t reveal when exactly we can expect the game to hit the PC this month, but Amazon’s previous leak hinted at a late January release, specifically January 29. Since games release in Europe on Fridays, we could only assume Rise of the Tomb Raider could be released on January 26 in the US.

We’ve reached out to Square Enix regarding the release date of Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC. We’ll be sure to update this story once we hear back from them.

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    January 4, 2016 7:08 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Rise of the Tomb Raider PC January release date confirmed by Steam

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      January 4, 2016 9:43 AM

      Oh, wow. Didn't expect Rise to make the jump to other platforms so soon. I guess MS doesn't mind the game hopping over to PC before it inevitably shifts to PS4 as well, though. Xbox One and PC sales are money in MS's pockets.

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        January 4, 2016 9:46 AM

        iirc they always said the PC version would be out early 2016, PS4 won't be until a good bit later

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          January 4, 2016 9:49 AM

          Yea, I believe PS4 isn't until Holiday 2016 which is a huge bummer for PS4 players. At that point a bunch of games that were announced at last year's E3 will be out, or coming out, not to mention possibly from this year's E3. Have a feeling its going to get buried on PS4 like it did on X1.

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            January 4, 2016 10:06 AM

            lol, holiday 2016 for ps4? who's going to be buying a year old game at full price? ps4's got uncharted in may. hope MS gave devs a shit load of money up front. They're going to sell all of 25k copies on ps4.

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              January 4, 2016 10:55 AM

              That's a gross underestimation, I think. A lot more people own a PS4 than own an XBO; the first Tomb Raider was popular, so that popularity should give RotTR some momentum on PS4; and I'm sure the publisher will brand the PS4 release as a director's cut or GOTY edition with more content, which will make it worth the price.

              And as you might have noticed from other replies to the OP, plenty of people are excited for it to make the jump to PC and PS4.

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        January 4, 2016 4:22 PM

        Rise isn't going to move anything for Microsoft. I can't imagine there are masses of people upgrading their Windows machine to play this specific game. Maybe so when DX12 becomes more prevalent.

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      January 4, 2016 9:50 AM

      Totally going to buy this. Excited. Fuck I'm never going to beat Witcher 3 at this rate though. :/

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      January 4, 2016 9:50 AM

      OH YEAH, first day pick-up based on what I've seen from the other videos.

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      January 4, 2016 9:55 AM

      Nice!!! Should help the post Christmas hang over

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      January 4, 2016 10:49 AM

      I finished this up over the weekend on XB1. People are correct to be excited for it, it's really good.

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      January 4, 2016 11:13 AM

      That's soon, but it's xcom 2 I really care about

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      January 4, 2016 4:30 PM

      yes plxz