Tomb Raider Rumored To Have Multiplayer

I can’t wait until the day when everything, no matter what it is or what it does, comes with multiplayer. New car? Multiplayer! Gift card at H&M? Now with Multiplayer! Basketball tickets! Multiplayer for everyone!

That’s a thing, right? It had better be, since every single game in the world – with a few notable exceptions – has decided that multiplayer is a feature as vital to the full functionality of a game as, I don’t know, 360 degree camera control. That’s why so many games have made sure to include multiplayer, and lucky for us, because every instance has been completely in keeping with the conventions of genre, has always improved games, and has never been created at the expense of core features players actually expected.

The latest to join the totally necessary and completely appropriate to the game multiplayer club? The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. All Games Beta has shared what purports to be confirmation of multiplayer in the game, originally posted to a different site but since taken down. Text apparently taken from the special edition box features the following:

● A Turning Point: Experience Lara Croft’s intense origin story from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

● An All-New Raiding Experience: Explore a mysterious island filled with environmental puzzles, visceral combat, and ancient tombs to discover.

● Fight to Live: Salvage resources, gain experience, and upgrade Lara’s weapons to survive the island’s hostile inhabitants.

Survive as a Team: Play a variety of multiplayer modes as Lara’s Shipmates or Yamatai’s Scavengers.

Chances are this turns out to be true. But do we care? I admit I don’t, for the same reason I couldn’t give a toss about Uncharted Multiplayer. That said, I also know a lot of people LOVE Uncharted multiplayer and that I’m in the grumpy minority. So you tell me, Game Fronters: is this a good sign, or a sign of broken things to come? Sound off in comments.

Via Joystiq.

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4 Comments on Tomb Raider Rumored To Have Multiplayer

TR the Dr

On December 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I remember the first time i thought multiplayer was extremely stupid to have in a game that doesn’t need it is GTA San Andreas. Developers use common sense please

Sapito

On December 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

MP means no day one buy, i wait from players reviews and maybe i get it used. i`m sick from all that multiplayer thing,

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

On December 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

When some suit at a publisher starts shouting “This game must have herp a derp multiplayer because duurrrrr Call of Duty herp a durr derp”, they should be beaten to death with the closest blunt object.

Dear Publisher and Developer Executives (You know, the old guys who don’t play video games), we don’t want a tacked on ty multiplayer.

Colin Coin

On January 1, 2013 at 6:49 am

ripon323 – engage with the subject at hand or piss off.