Rise of the Tomb Raider released last month, and all evidence suggests it didn’t sell well. It didn’t manage to rate on the NPD’s top 10 best selling games for November, which tracks the top selling games in the United States (Just Dance 2016 sold better, FYI). It’s little wonder: it released the same day as Fallout 4. Perhaps more damningly, it released exclusively for Xbox One, which is lagging behind the PS4 in the install base stakes, not to mention the PC which dwarves both platforms.
So it’s unsurprising that the promised PC port is coming sooner than expected. According to an Amazon listing, it’s releasing on January 29. That’s a more specific date than ‘early 2016‘, which is all we knew before.
That should hopefully boost the game’s profile, assuming the port is decent. All reports suggest it’s excellent, with our friends at GamesRadar describing it as a “magnificent adventure game” and giving it a near-perfect 4.5 stars.
One of the biggest talking points leading up to its release is that Rise of the Tomb Raider, unlike its predecessor, will have lots of tombs. For some extensive gameplay footage (on Xbox) click through here.