Tomb Raider Devs Have No Plans For Single Player DLC

Gamers wanting to experience more of Lara Croft’s adventure in Tomb Raider will have to wait until the next game comes along, as its developers have stated today that they have no plans to extend the length of its single-player campaign with more content.

The DLC planned for Tomb Raider will only be in the form of multiplayer maps and content.

“There are currently no plans in place for any Single Player expansions. All of our DLC is based around the Multiplayer experience for now,” wrote Karl Stewart, who serves as the game’s Global Brand Director. The developer made his comments in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about the game.

Other participants on the thread expressed their disappointment with Crystal Dynamics’ decision not to develop single-player content for the game, stating that the multiplayer aspects of the game were unpopular and that the studio’s work on it was a waste of time.

The game’s first DLC, “Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack”, is already available, and provides players with three additional maps to play with in multiplayer.

Via Gameranx.

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6 Comments on Tomb Raider Devs Have No Plans For Single Player DLC


On March 21, 2013 at 1:03 am

That’s a shame, because boy do I LOVE this game !


On March 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

This is a real disappointment. I was hoping for at least a little teaser to hopefully tie into a second game at the very least. Don’t want to ruin anything but there are clues that tie in to a larger story arc. The multiplayer is a fun distraction but still gimmicky at best. Crystal Dynamics showed a lot of commitment to one of the best single player experiences in a long time, even if linear at times it was done for the sake of good story and amazingly action packed set pieces(not just kill x bad guys, move on. That did happen but wasn’t the focus as in gears of war.)

One step forward two steps back. Ughhhh…


On March 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

So much for intelligence. Morons of the gaming world unite. Why does every freeking moron in the gaming industry think that we all want mulitplayer BS? It was an addon for this game and wasn’t even reviewed very well, yet they think to expand the worst (and from what I’ve heard from others and read from reviewers) and least popular part of the game.
Yep you can tell this is an EA game.


On March 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This is great news. Saving there ideas for the next game is the responsible way when it comes to single player experience. It tells me the player that they didn’t sell me an unfinished product by taking out stuff from within the game to sell later on. Some examples like Batman Arkham City’s Harley quinns Revenge. Street Fighter 4 series removing characters to add to a new game every 3 months(which I did not purchase), Asuras Wrath and Dead Space 3 real endings, Mass Effect Series and so on.

Adding DLC to extend the multiplayer aspect of a game is acceptable. True you might say they do the same thing by holding maps but its not. The reason being that when you play a new multiplayer map there is nothing contradicting with the story. Its a free for all experience that has no purpose but to fight with one another. Unlike DLC in a single player game you feel something is missing most of the time but you are not sure what it is until they release it as DLC. Then what happens you get angry and feel like you were ripped off. I know I do.

But adding more to a single player is not a total loss unless its done right and does not affect the flow of the story experience your character has. Now acceptable methods I will agree with is if you are playing from a different characters perspective or if they intend to add coop later on then I can agree with it. This is the way to do single player DLC without affecting what I already played.

The people on the thread who were disappointed were probably other game developers from other companies upset there grand plan failed.

But I’m sure I can wait for what they have in store for the next game. Maybe this time all the angry wives of all the men you killed in the game get on there boats and come after you for revenge. Ha HA ha.


On March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

While I wouldn’t have minded more singlplayer from this game, it didn’t really need it. The singleplayer flows well enough from event to event, and it didn’t really leave any gaping holes to fill. But I do agree with the sentiment that DLC for the MP seems like a waste. Most reviews mention that it isn’t very good, and after trying it, I have to agree. It already takes a good chunk of time to even get enough players for matches, so I have my doubts about whether sales for MP DLC will be enough to justify the expense. There is no shame in acknowledging that your game is SP focused, but unfortunately, that isn’t a popular concept with the big publishers since they seem to operate under the delusion that their game will be the next COD.


On March 22, 2013 at 2:09 am

@Michael Nah, not a dev among us. It’s just us PO’d gamers who are tired of EA trying to shove Multiplayer down our throats with every game the put out. They’ve already stated there intent to shove it down our throats whether we want it or not, because according to them, we all love it and can’t get enought of (sh)it.