Rise of the Tomb Raider became a one-year Xbox exclusive at the time of its release in 2015. New reports claim that the deal with Microsoft was worth $100 million.
The information appeared on the LinkedIn page of Square Enix former director of strategic planning Fabien Rossini’s. Although the part about the Microsoft deal has been already deleted, it was captured by a Twitter user.
According to the initial description, Rossini negotiated a few deals with strategic partners, “including the Tomb Raider exclusivity on Xbox worth $100 million.”
Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal with Microsoft was worth $100 million.
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— Timur222 (@bogorad222) August 30, 2021
Microsoft has never commented on the financial terms of the deal with Square Enix. Rise of the Tomb Raider sold over 1 million copies in its first two months. The game surpassed 7 million units sold in 2017, when the timed exclusivity had already expired.