…on second thought, maybe multiplayer isn’t a bad idea. (image credit pikigeek.com)

It’s true that we may sometimes seem like pretentious snobs who completely scoff at the very idea of a multiplayer component. However, we’re not always like that. If a multiplayer component is genuinely well designed and imaginative, we’re willing to give it a shot.

What’s a bit more disheartening is this latest rumor: the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, which is quickly approaching release, may be set to grow an extraneous multiplayer component at the last minute.

Minimalist gaming site AllGamesBeta.com has just posted the following image (click to enlarge), which contains gameplay features listed on UK retailer GAME’s online product page for the title:

That snippet about multiplayer has since been removed, not to mention no such feature has been announced by Square Enix yet, so this is a rumor for now. Still, whoever wrote that sentence clearly knew what they were talking about, since they convincingly mention both potential factions for the mode and otherwise set up a plausible scenario for it.

What really worries us is that if this rumor holds true, then it’s almost guaranteed to spawn a hastily cobbled multiplayer segment. If Tomb Raider is set to deploy in a little over two months (March 5) and this is the first we’ve ever heard of a multiplayer mode for it, then it couldn’t have been in development for very long. Can anyone say last-minute rush job?

What do you think about this rumor, single-players? Let us know, and stay tuned for more coverage of Tomb Raider.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at [email protected] Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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