Rise of the Tomb Raider Reportedly Drops Traditional Multiplayer

But the game will have a mode to that lets players "compete with friends."

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A recent report claimed that Crystal Dynamics had "cut" a multiplayer mode from upcoming action-adventure game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. But now, Microsoft has stated that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 timed-exclusive may in fact have some form of multiplayer, though details are light at this moment.

"In the coming weeks and months, stay tuned for more info on all things Rise of the Tomb Raider," a Microsoft representative told VideoGamer. "Including how players will be able to extend their single-player campaign and compete with their friends."

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The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot included a traditional multiplayer mode that was developed externally by Eidos Montreal. GameSpot's 8.5/10 review of that game noted that its multiplayer was "enjoyable but unremarkable." It remains to be see what form of multiplayer Rise of the Tomb Raider may have. But we'll probably find out relatively soon, as the game launches on November 10 for Xbox One and Xbox 360, with PC and PlayStation versions coming in 2016.

We'll have more information about the game's multiplayer component as it becomes available.

Developer Crystal Dynamics may even be working on a sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider. Square Enix Americas CEO Phil Rogers told GameSpot that the story arc that began with 2013's Tomb Raider reboot and continues with Rise of the Tomb Raider will be told across a trilogy.

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