Rise of the Tomb Raider Free Demo Available on Xbox One Now

Microsoft and Square Enix have released a demo for their timed-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One

Released today, the free trial is fairly hefty 21GB. 

The game was critically well received but its exclusivity and unfortunate release date resulted in rather underwhelming sales. Despite this, both Microsoft and Square Enix are said to be "very happy" with the game, according to director Brian Horton.

"Microsoft and Square are very happy with Rise and the dev team, thanks for the concerns," Horton recently said. "Crystal and Eidos Montreal made a game we are proud of and we appreciate the overwhelming number of positive reviews and fan feedback.

"The dev team is not responsible for sales and therefore we look to reviews and releasing on time to gauge our performance," he added.

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has also said the game has "done well."

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016. In addition to Xbox One, the game is already available on Xbox 360.