New job advertisements suggest the Tomb Raider reboot will be the first pillar release in the hit series to feature multiplayer.
Job listings on industry website Gamasutra (since removed, but spotted by posters on forum NeoGAF, and reported by MTV Multiplayer) call for a "senior game designer multiplayer" and a "producer multiplayer" to work on a "AAA title" at developer Crystal Dynamics. Whatever could it be?
Superb downloadable game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light featured two-player co-op ľ but it was a spin-off.
Could the Tomb Raider reboot feature a co-op campaign? Or are we talking competitive multiplayer?
Tomb Raider, announced earlier this month, features a 21 year-old Lara Croft and tells the story of how she, a desperate survivor, becomes a heroine.
There's a waft of the open-world about the new Tomb Raider, as base camps become places for you to combine and perhaps create new items. There are new areas where you can develop Lara's skills using an upgrade system. Our heroine won't begin as a hardened survivor, but over time she'll scavenge new gear and with it new abilities that will make accessible more of the island to her.