New Tomb Raider Boasts Multiplayer?
Just about every game imaginable has a multiplayer option this generation, even new titles in established franchises that never once gave players an online multi option.
Therefore, would it surprise you in the slightest if the next Tomb Raider ended up with an online multiplayer mode? Or would it surprise you simply to learn that this series isn't dead yet? Oh, be serious; Lara Croft won't ever die, for better or for worse. Anyway, according to CinemaBlend, Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is currently looking for a lead designer for "future AAA title development for Xbox 360 and PS3." This person must be adept at creating a particular "multiplayer vision and design effort," and the additional mention of maps implies that we're looking at a separate and fully realized multiplayer mode in contrast to a co-op mode for the single-player campaign. This is still an "unannounced title" although most have simply assumed it's another Lara entry and to solidify things, creative director Eric Lindstrom has said in the past that they often consider multiplayer features with each new installment. Well, now is certainly the time to take advantage of this online boom. However, we have yet to see the true-blue action/platformer that is a better experience online...Uncharted 2 springs readily to mind.
Anyway, we figure we'll start seeing more info on this "unannounced title" some time very soon and when it arrives, we'll be sure to tell you all about it. You just gots to love Ms. Croft.
12/6/2009 9:51:59 PM Ben Dutka