Tomb Raider multiplayer developed by Eidos Montreal

Tuesday, 1st January 2013 21:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tomb Raider is just a few months away but Square Enix saved a substantial reveal for the holidays: the core series’s multiplayer debut.

The multiplayer portion of the game was confirmed by a tease for the January issue of OXM, which has already reach subscribers and arrives in store on January 8.

Tomb Raider brand manager Karl Stewart confirmed the story on Twitter, but on the Eidos forums, Crystal Dynamics community manager Meagan Marie revealed a multi-studio arrangement.

“Tomb Raider will include a multiplayer offering thanks to the hard work of our sister-studio, the hugely talented Eidos Montreal. The team at Eidos Montreal has been working away at the multiplayer while we focused everything on the single-player offering,” she wrote.

Eidos Montreal developed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and is working on Thief 4, although the stealth-’em-up is yet to be officially revealed. It is not to be confused with Square Enix Montreal, a new team assigned to expand the Hitman universe.

The game’s multiplayer component will be revealed over the course of the month, but in the meantime, Joystiq has word that the GAME UK listing briefly contained reference to “a variety of multiplayer modes” in which player’s take on the role of “Lara’s Shipmates or Yamatai’s Scavengers” – Yamatai being the mystical island the ill-fated expedition was in search of.

Although spin-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light had co-op multiplayer, the March 5 release of Tomb Raider marks the first time a core series entry has supported more than one player. Expect it on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Gematsu



  1. Triggerhappy


    I missed you News…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    “The news”, hey? I HAVE A NAME, TRIG ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. sonny

    So let’s play journalists again, hm? :)

    Happy New Year Brenna and all the others..

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Triggerhappy

    @ 2: :P Happy 1st day back Brenna :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Brenna Hillier

    I lead the charge into 2013 thanks to living in the future. I live so far in the future Pat forgot I was supposed to work today.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Triggerhappy

    Yeh yeh I was wondering why the articles were starting on the 1st instead of the 2nd… then I realised it was actually already Wednesday for you lol.

    Anyway glad the info tap is now set back at it’s proper position of full flow :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    Happy New Year Brenna and everybody else too!

    On a side note, there is one more (sad) headline that you may want to share with readers. Sony has announced that they have stopped shipping ps2s in Japan.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Brenna Hillier

    @7 it’s on the list, I’ll hop to it after lunch.

    @6 we’ll see how rapidly it dries up once I finish the holiday backlog. Probably going to be a fair bit of thumb twiddling thereafter.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. anik_lc

    Old news, 4 days old. :P You are late, but good to see you back. Hopefully more updated news from now on. :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    My excitement level for the new Tomb Raider just dropped 10 levels.

    Also, happy new year to everyone :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. HauntaVirus

    ^Why? It’s a completely different studio. Single player quality won’t be affected.

    #11 2 years ago

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