Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart has confirmed on Twitter that the Tomb Raider reboot will feature multiplayer and the details can be found in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine. The magazine, which is of course not officially available in India but subscribers in the US, will get their hands on it on the 8 January. So gamers will have to wait until then for the complete low down.
The Twitter post says, “OK, so after all the speculation..yes it's true. http://www.oxmonline.com/our-next-issue-tomb-raider-gets-multiplayer … Check out @OXM for all the info on @tombraider's new multiplayer”
The move for adding multiplayer to this franchise will arouse some fan hate as well as praise. In the past when Naughty Dog announced that Uncharted 2 would be getting Multiplayer, fans thought it would be an afterthought and wouldn’t hold much ground. But the multiplayer was a success. The same can be said for the Assassin’s Creed franchise when multiplayer was introduced.
At E3 2012, we also got a glimpse of God of War Ascension but to our surprise, it wasn’t the single player that was debuted, but the multiplayer. We have had some hands on time with the multiplayer beta of God of War and we must say, it is a refreshing change. So who knows, maybe the multiplayer of Tomb Raider wont disappoint us in the way that the multiplayer of Far Cry 3 did. But we’re just keeping our fingers crossed.
Recently, Crystal Dynamics releases Tomb Raider 'Guide to Survival' preview. It shows off some of Lara’s abilities and the weapons and equipment she will be able to wield in the game. You can take a look at the details of her guide to survival here.
Tomb Raider will hit store shelves on March 5, 2013 for the Xbox 3560 and the PS3. What do you think? Will the multiplayer of Tomb Raider rise or will it crash and burn? Let us know in the comments section below.