Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot wont’ be receiving a demo ahead of its scheduled release date.
Although some developers give players a taste of things to come prior to the title hitting shelves, Crystal Dynamics has decided to forgo a Tomb Raider demo. According to EuroGamer, the decision was made in an effort to protect gamers from any potential spoilers.
Global brand director Karl Stewart wrote on Twitter:
“For all those ‘Tomb Raider’ fans asking. There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch. We don’t want to spoil the story. We’ve weaved such an personal story we don’t believe spoiling it by having you wait a week or so to play on, delivers on our promise.”
Stewart also confirmed on the micro-blogging website that the game wouldn’t be receiving a Season or Online pass. However, IGN confirms that gamers can engage in a number of different multiplayer matches outside of the single player campaign.
Tomb Raider follows the early adventures of intrepid explorer Lara Croft. For the latest installment of the franchise, developers decided to explore the character’s origins in an effort to introduce her to a new generation of gamers.
The game has been described as follows:
“After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive. Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.”
A trailer for the title lies below.
Tomb Raider is currently scheduled to arrive on March 5 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Are you disappointed the game won’t be getting a demo?