If there was ever a lack of faith regarding whether the new Tomb Raider would work with a multiplayer component – despite Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light being a stellar co-op experience – that should pretty much be laid to rest. Today, Crystal Dynamics announced that Eidos Montreal, developers of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, would be handling Tomb Raider’s multiplayer mode.
Crystal Dynamics said that, “Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response to co-op play in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, we’ll have many more details about Tomb Raider’s multiplayer offering come CES in early January.”
It should be interesting what direction they take. Maybe a co-op story experience like Far Cry 3, separate from the main campaign? Or perhaps something to tie directly into the single player? Or it could just be straight forward deathmatch with Lara versus Lara unto infinity.
We can dig it.
Tomb Raider is slated for release on March 5th 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.