There is an interesting trend happening in gaming right now that no gamer I know likes, and that’s charging for multiplayer. Sure, if you buy the game new you’re not charged for anything, but if you buy the game used, you won’t be able to play any multiplayer unless you buy an online pass. Assassin’s Creed 3 is a recent title that has this system. The reboot of the Tom Raider franchise on the other hand will not be using this method.
On the same vein its been announced that the game wont be having a season pass either. A season pass allows gamers to pay a fee upfront for all DLC that comes out for that particular title. Halo 4 for instance has a $25 War Games pass.
Crystal Dynamics global brand director Karl Stewart has also confirmed that there will be no demo for Tomb Raider either. While this is kind of a drag for most gamers that can’t wait to check the game out, Stewart says “We don’t want to spoil the story.” While I understand the logic I was looking forward to a demo to check the game out.
Tomb Raider is set for a March 5, 2013 release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Not only is this a full reboot of the series, but it’s also the first in the series to feature multiplayer content in any form.