Crystal Dynamics have released a new video which showcases off the mutliplayer elements in their upcoming title, Tomb Raider.
The multiplayer side of the game is being worked on over at sister studio Eidos-Montreal. It sees the island’s indigenous Scavengers pitted against the crew members from the shipwrecked Endurance. Set in some of the island’s hostile landscapes, players will use traversal and hunting skills from single player, plus trap setting to create fast-paced combat in a selection of versus gaming modes.
Speaking about the multiplayer, Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics stated:
“It’s something we talked about when creating the initial design for Tomb Raider, but it was very important that there weren’t any distractions from our focus on delivering a great single player experience, so we parked the idea of creating multiplayer at Crystal Dynamics and looked to our sister studio, Eidos-Montréal”.
Stephane D’Astous, General Manager at Eidos-Montréal, added:
“It’s been a privilege for the team at Eidos-Montréal to be a part of Tomb Raider. We built multiplayer from the ground-up, around the core theme of survival, using some of the key elements of the single player campaign and re-purposing them for a fast and exciting experience. It’s been an amazing project, one we’re immensely proud of and one which we really think gamers will have a lot of fun with.”
Finally, Darrell Gallagher concluded:
“For me, the multi-player has to fit and it has to be fun, so we’ve worked hard to make multiplayer fit seamlessly with the single player game and its key themes and we’ve play-tested the hell out of the multiplayer game, it’s working well and gamers are enjoying it. Now we’re all just eager to get Tomb Raider into gamers’ hands in March so they can experience the entire game for themselves.”
Enjoy the video showing the multiplayer in Tomb Raider and let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.
Tomb Raider will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 5th.