Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider will definitely include multiplayer, the developer confirmed on Eidos' forums. Why? Well Deus Ex: Revolution studio Eidos Montreal happen to be working on the multiplayer portion of Lara Croft's new adventure.
Word of the various "multiplayer modes" first came from GAME, but that entry on the UK retailer's website was removed fairly quickly. Today's confirmation just verifies the rumor. According to a post on the official Eidos forums, more information will arrive later this month when CES kicks off, and the February issue of OXM will have plenty more.
Says Crystal Dynamics community manager MeaganMarie:
Very exciting news to (finally) confirm to you guys! Lara’s on the February cover of OXM, paired with a big announcement. 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.
I know you all will have dozens and dozens of questions – hang in there. OXM has the exclusive details for now. We’ll have lots of information coming out of CES in early January. I can’t answer much (anything) until then.
Tomb Raider is expected to arrive March 5, 2013.