There is a lot of anticipation in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, which is due to hit consoles during the early part of 2013. The main focus of the game is obviously going to be in the single player mode to follow with series tradition, but we may have had an early confirmation that Crystal Dynamics, the developers for the game, are also planning to include a multiplayer mode in Tomb Raider. This is going to be a questionable talking point for fans, especially since we are also hearing that it may have similarities to the Uncharted multiplayer formula that you’ll find in current versions on PS3.
The new game is going to be a complete reboot, now under the ownership of Square-Enix and will not carry on in any way with the original games which became so popular on the PS1. Screenshots released so far have provided real promise that Tomb Raider could be one of the standout games of 2013 and the inclusion of multiplayer could be an indication that Crystal Dynamics want to make Tomb Raider as much of a complete game as possible.
While some fans would be happy with just a well thought out and detailed single player mode, it now looks like there is going to be a multiplayer mode bundled on top as well. It hasn’t been made official by Square-Enix yet, but UK retailer GAME has jumped the gun by revealing multiplayer on their online game listing. According to some of the details which have now been removed, multiplayer modes will be playable using either ”Lara’s Shipmates or Yamatai’s Scavengers”.
The danger of course, is whether Crystal Dynamics have just thrown in a multiplayer mode for the sake of it. If so, gamers will be hoping that there has been a lot of effort put into it and it isn’t just a rehash of the run and gun formula that we see in Uncharted – although it is fairly enjoyable in some instances we have to say.
How do you feel about a multiplayer mode in the Tomb Raider reboot? Do you welcome this news if it’s true and do you have no problems if it is based on Uncharted’s multiplayer mode? Hopefully Crystal Dynamics will reveal the mode soon considering that the game is not far off a release in March.