A day after Christmas, a listing from UK retailer GAME surfaced on the ‘net, claiming that Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot would include some form of multiplayer mode. Surprisingly, it turned out to be true.
In an attempt to put speculation to rest, Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart confirmed that Tomb Raider will, in fact, have at least one multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know at this point.
More details on Tomb Raider and its multiplayer mode will be revealed in the next issue of Official Xbox Magazine, which is due out within a week. While we still have to wait for details, we at least know one thing: The multiplayer is being developed by another studio, Eidos Montreal, the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
“Tomb Raider will include a multiplayer offering thanks to the hard work of our sister-studio, the hugely talented Eidos Montreal. The team at Eidos Montreal has been working away at the multiplayer while we focused everything on the single-player offering.”
Although Eidos didn’t confirm GAME’s premature listing describing Tomb Raider‘s multiplayer, it may give us at least some idea of what we can expect. As we previously reported, the listing suggested that the multiplayer would pit two factions — Lara’s “shipmates” and Yamatai’s “scavengers” — against each other in several game types.
The inclusion of a multiplayer mode is a first for the core Tomb Raider franchise, so it will at the very least be interesting to see how Crystal Dynamics handles it.