It’s official Tomb Raider will include Multiplayer

In a tweet from Karl Stewart (Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director) it was confirmed that 2013’s reboot of Tomb Raider will opt into online competitive multiplayer.

This was speculated upon as the rumor mill started churning just yesterday.  In the information age things go from speculation>rumor>reality pretty fast.

In an earlier rant I proposed that titles that feature strong single player narratives don’t need the online multiplayer suite to draw attention.  So here’s hoping that publisher Square Enix didn’t put too much pressure on developer Crystal Dynamics to include multiplayer that it detracted resources from the single player story development.

On the flip side there’s potential for Crystal Dynamics to create something unprecedented in the multiplayer universe if they keep the stealthy, treasure hunting spirit of the Tomb Raider reboot intact when playing online.

Dylan Zellmer

I split time between games journalism and making video games. My love of it’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), fitness and my family define me otherwise.