One of the most annoying things in video gaming today is that so many great games come out at the same time and not everyone is rich enough to buy/play them all. September 2018 is looking like a very crowded time of year with Spider-Man PS4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider coming out only a week apart.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s director, Daniel Bisson, was interviewed by COGconnected and he says he’s not worried about his game releasing so close to Spider-Man PS4. He feels there’s a market for both games to co-exist. Not to mention his game is multiplatform since Spider-Man is staying as a PS4 exclusive.
Bisson said the following in the interview: “Yea, exactly that. I’m not worried about Spider-Man. I have friends working on it, so I’m very happy for them too, and I think, you were saying it, it’s a great year. And for me, Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider can co-exist. It’s a different experience. One’s way more about movement, the city and things, and this one is way more about exploring and finding things that make life special“.
This is not the first time that a Tomb Raider game is releasing against another AAA title. Rise of the Tomb Raider came out the same day as Fallout 4 and was sadly buried during its release. Not to mention at the time the game was a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game saw better sales a year later once it came out for PS4 and PC.
Spider-Man PS4 is not the only big game coming out in September because Activision is also releasing Spyro Reignited Trilogy too. Spyro could be a huge seller since Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has been super popular ever since it came out first on the PS4 last year.