Tomb Raider multiplayer mode confirmed

Official Xbox Magazine hands-on to spill the details.

December 28, 2012 / 05:26 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine confirms rumors of a multiplayer mode in Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

The magazine has a hands-on preview of the multiplayer mode. Its cover story reads, “Tomb Raider multiplayer revealed! The inside scoop on your fight for survival against friend and foe in Lara’s latest adventure.”

Stay tuned for details.

Thanks, OXM.

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  • Beast

    WTH? aww man.. im disappointed..

  • PrinceHeir

    already knew they’re gonna include a multiplayer.

    Eidos Montreal is working on the multiplayer section so that’s that.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Whyd you get Dvoted for this:

  • ShinAsura

    I hadn’t pre-ordered the game till I watched the video

  • rockman29

    This game is going to flop so bad. It’s Uncharted without any of the fun characters.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      You comments are so amusing yet full of fail.

  • DarthBrian

    The only similarities between this game and the others in the franchise is the name of the main character.
    They’re really not giving me any good reason to play this.
    Played a demo at comic-con too. Was just that hunting stuff. Not much platforming or anything.
    Gonna wait on reviews or maybe a Steam sale in a couple years just for curiosity’s sake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Multiplayer for Tomb Raider? WTF I have been playing TR since the first one in the 90s… no need for freaking multiplayer in TR games FFS what is next Multiplayer for toilets and taking dumps? This is why they push the game ahead? FFS! ….oh well not like I was planing on buying this POS game any ways. Make a real TR game …. what is it with this gen and killing off everything that is good about video games? make a new IP for your current and next gen crap and leave these respected series out of it.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      How about you chill on the rage and speak in english.

  • xMCXx

    seriously.gif

  • MrKappa

    I know everyone hates that multiplayer is added to this type of games but that is just the nature of the beast nowadays.
    I don’t mind as long as it doesn’t take away from the single player portion of the game.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      That’s the point, it usually does as resources and manpower have to be poured into an additional mode that most likely won’t be played by many gamers after release. What I hate about MP modes in story-driven SP games is that they include pointless, grindy MP trophies which you have to grind through, no matter how dull or boring or infuriating they may be to get the Platinum/ 1000 GS.

      Due to MS’s timed exclusivity deal on DLC this was always a bargain bin (or Complete Edition including all DLC on disc) buy for me. But now it will be even tougher to get the Platinum which sucks. Pointless, grindy, dull MP trophies are my pet peeve, can’t help it.

      • KurisuMakise

        Ugh, I hate that too. Why can’t the trophies/achievements be primarily focused on the SP and doing stuff in the main game itself? That killed RE5′s trophy run for me as I’m not going to get much further progress on it.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Bioware solved that problem exemplary. Even though their MP was fun and widely populated they gave us players a choice. Either play both or simply enjoy it for its strengths, the SP, and still get the Platinum.
          Every MP trophy was linked to an alternative way of unlocking it by playing SP well. All devs should do the same in the future.

          • KurisuMakise

            THIS! Yes, good to hear BioWare still does thoughtful things sometimes. With all the criticism lately, it’s a little depressing =[

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        My philosophy of games and DLCs:

        If a company announces DLCs before you buy its game, wait for the “Complete” or GOTY edition except for Japanese games(It’s uncommon to have one)…. Period….

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Very good, you save money and can enjoy the whole experience as one unit. Win-win (^-^)v
          This makes deciding between DmC and MGR:R so much easier. Not that I was ever gonna buy DmC over Platinum’s latest OTT action extravaganza.

    • KurisuMakise

      I’m with you MrKappa, though I think I’d prefer co-op campaign over the usual “Team Death Match” “Team Survival” and “Deathmatch” “Survival”, type options usually seen in FPS and TPS respectively. Though I admit a “Mercenaries” type mode with 2-4 players wouldn’t be bad at all.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    A Western developer developing for a western audience… Of course, they are going to include multiplayer…. Go take a look at Spec Ops…

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      To be fair the developers of Spec-Ops did state that they were forced by their Publisher to include an MP mode and that it was not their intention. Additionally they did not include any MP Trophies at all so the MP did not hurt the game in the slightest. SP was ace and getting Platinum/1000GS could be completed by enjoying the stellar SP story only.

      In such cases I’m cool with MP as I won’t touch it anyways. In TR’s case I’m afraid CD will pull off an ACB on us. Those retarded, grindy as fuck MP trophies prevented my from gaining the Platinum. It was handled much better in Revelations and ACIII.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Good point you made there but wasn’t the MP handled by an external developer? At least I wasn’t forced to earn some BS MP trophies to get a platinum(Yes, I’m looking at you Borderlands)…

        To be honest, Assassin’s Creed’s MP(Yes, all of them) is utter crap and completely pointless…. Could have worked as a co-op mode though…

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          See, that’s even better (didn’t know that, thanks for the tid-bit). Yager could pour all their resources and time into the SP campaign and it showed. Not a huge fan of shooters but Spec Ops was awesome.

  • TimesTicking

    Not sure but I remember hearing that they cut out the part where Lara was about to get raped? Is that true??????

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      She was merely “menaced verbally and physically” as they do not cover themes like “sexual abuse” in their game ;)

      I don’t recall that part ever being changed for the retail release.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        That’s called “abused” not “raped”….

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          I’m merely quoting the devs’ knee-jerk reactionary response to the media, ’tis all :P

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I don’t think they ever had a scene like that in the game. One of the developers said it was implied that could happen. I believe the scene is Lara’s first kill. During the scene, quick time events appear for the player.

      If you press the buttons in time, Lara kicks and then bites the guys ear or something, she gets the gun and via more QTE the player struggles to kill the guy, it’s her first time killing a human so she says something like – Oh God!

      If you don’t press the buttons in time, I think you get a simple game over screen.

      They showed the scene from the game at Eurogamer Expo 2012. You can watch it on youtube. (It starts a few seconds from the time link I copied in the url. Around 35:50.)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=97DWlk5SfTI#t=2152s

    • Budgiecat

      That will be in the multiplayer: Free for all rape

  • new_tradition

    Multi-player is optional, right? Likely not a main story segment? I don’t care for multiplayer myself, so I’ll just pretend it doesn’t exist or something, lol.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I’m sure it will be.