Rise of the Tomb Raider has gone gold according to a post Crystal Dynamics made on its Tumblr account. The good news was first revealed by Square Enix’s head of product development and western studios Darrell Gallagher who said:
“We are pleased to confirm that gamers will be able to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider very soon, when the game launches on November 10th. The entire team challenged themselves to improve on the last game that millions of fans enjoyed so much, and we believe we have created a worthy sequel to Tomb Raider 2013. With the game development now complete we are excited to share this incredible next chapter in Lara’s journey as she continues her growth into the ultimate action adventure icon, and accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider.”
When a game is said to have “gone gold” it means that all development has finished and that all that is left to do is start printing the game onto physical discs. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive for Microsoft which means that whilst it will be released on November 10 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, it will be released in early 2016 for the PC and in late 2016 for the PlayStation 4.
It was recently revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will feature microtransactions. This news has roused the ire of many gamers who feel microtransactions have no place in triple A games.