Deus Ex: Human Revolution Developer Working On Tomb Raider Multiplayer

By Ishaan . December 28, 2012 . 11:05am

Eidos Montreal, the developers of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, are collaborating with Crystal Dynamics on the new Tomb Raider reboot—specifically on the game’s new multiplayer mode.


Yes, Tomb Raider is going to have multiplayer. Official Xbox Magazine reported the news today, following which Crystal Dynamics shared their own brief announcement, revealing that Eidos Montreal are involved.


“Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response to co-op play in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, we’ll have many more details about Tomb Raider’s multiplayer offering come CES in early January,” Crystal Dynamics say.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Doesn’t co-op ruin the whole theme of her being alone and having to fend for herself?

    • I don’t think it’s going to be as simple as cooperative multiplayer through the game’s story mode. There’s probably going to be some sort of competitive multiplayer angle.

      • ShimaPantsu

        Hopefully it’s something a little different from Uncharted’s multiplayer offerings.

        • Fingers crossed. At this point, though, I’m not even sure what Tomb Raider wants to be. I was under the impression they were designing it to be a survival horror game with a Metroid-esque map design. What we appear to be getting is a cover-based shooter crossed with Uncharted.

  • ShimaPantsu

    I really enjoyed Tomb Raider and the Guardian of Light. As long as it is around that kind of gameplay it could be good.

  • PABLO Rapetti Perez

    Just yesterday I finished Deus Ex Human Revolution… and I loved the game. Now, checking my Facebook, a Siliconera link that says Deus. Clicked instantly in the hopes of a sequel announcement. Big disappointment, never been a Tomb Raider fan.

    • Victoria [Rokuso3]

      Same to me, I finished it yesterday too, although I’m quite interested in this game. Don’t worry, Eidos Montreal is working in Thief 4! I’m sure it will be great :D

  • No! Let Eidos Montreal work on Thief 4 or a new Ivalice Alliance game.

    • I wonder if this is Eidos Montreal getting some practice/doing some experimenting for the inevitable Thief 4 and Deus Ex 4 multiplayer.

      • We don’t need anymore multiplayer. Multiplayer ruined God of War.

        • Regardless of what one may or may not want, multiplayer being included in the next Deus Ex and Thief games is a sure thing. And if it’s going to be in there, I’d rather it be good multiplayer.

        • Deus Ex 1 had multi, so it’s not really anything new for the series.

          But I do think it would be kinda lame for Thief, if AC is any indication of “Stealth” Deathmatch.

  • Charmchar

    interesting…I wonder if they’ll add death matches…the only way that would work would be to realistic death matches, where you have limited ammo or or having to look for supplies to make a weapon or fix one or hurting a certain part of the enemy body say the leg, cause him to limp until fixed….

    (O[]O) i can’t stop drooling!

  • So, this probably means Thief 4 is going to have multiplayer, too. That could actually be pretty amazing. Four players in a city trying to hunt each other down inconspicuously.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      In other words : Assassin’s Creed multiplayer ? :p

      • Hopefully a little more inconspicuous than that. Assassin’s Creed seems to have lost all semblance of stealthiness of late. Thief was always really tense as you snuck around, trying not to let anyone hear even your footsteps. :P

        • You said it, “was”. Judging by all the MP modes included in recent games I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 4-player FPS-death match in Thief, as the game can already be played in first person view. That would be hilarious, however. The real thing could be fun, it could also be crap, let’s wait and see.

          Regarding AC I do not agree that the games were ever about stealth besides the first one. Since AC2 the difficulty had been constantly dumbed down to the point where Ezio and Connor are basically invincible mass murderers dispatching legions of foes without breaking a sweat.

  • firstarioch

    having played Tomb Raider at eurogamer expo in september I must say to you all that the game is incredible ,simply incredible. This is coming from a person who never really liked Tomb Raider . This new game is easily better than new Hitman and at the expo I found myself playing this almost as long as Dishonored. Its like a mix of Uncharted with exploration and bit more freedom. It was gritty and very realistic and some scenes made me cringe as they were violent but they only amplified the amazing story ….I will buy Tomb Raider for the first time ever ….This was a revelation …

  • FetusZero

    I pray for the day that multiplayer will finally stop being “required” for games that do NOT need multiplayer. They should concentrate all efforts of development into the single player, not split it up. 4A Games are the only ones who understood this.

  • CirnoLakes

    I’m going to go ahead and admit, I’m not a huge fan of the Deus Ex franchise. Not something that has ever gotten me a particular amount of respect on these here internets and I’ve honestly gotten in a bit of trouble with people before for not having nothing but praise to say about the games. I have to admit writing transhumanist fiction in video games is a fantastic idea. I love Futurism. And I fancy myself a Singularitarian. I also can’t deny what the Deus Ex franchise has done for the first person shooter genre.

    But I always just wasn’t pleased at how many Western gaming tropes the franchise seems to play into. Yes, it is a transhumanist sort of semi-RPG, a great concept. Also having stealth is a great idea. But I’m not a big fan of first person shooters, and I often feel like the first person shooter genre was chosen just to garner money. I think that stealth would honestly be much better suited to a third person shooter like the Metal Gear franchise has done. Also, all of the main protagonists fit the “macho man” image that is the typical Western FPS today.

    If they were really so innovative and trying to be different, I feel like we would have a female protagonist by now.

    And this being a Tomb Raider article, I’m reminded of what I think the Deus Ex franchise needs. A female protagonist. I’d be much more excited for their little broth of transhumanism if I had more than one gender to relate to. I’d be even more impressed if they went female focused for a change instead of the Mass Effect route where you can play as either gender but the male character is more advertised and more canonical.

    If I was with Eidos, I would take this as an opportunity to consider a female main character for the next Deus Ex game. As opposed to just another muscular tough guy with facial hair.

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