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Rise of the Tomb Raider will let players 'compete with their friends', MS clarifies - but how?

Rise of the Tomb Raider will include some form of multiplayer functionality that allows players to "extend their single-player campaign and compete with their friends", Microsoft has confirmed to VideoGamer.com.

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DarkOcelet1108d ago

Hmmm, it might have trials like Far Cry 3 within the Campaign with Leaderboards.

jb2271108d ago

Hope that doesn't mean they will be including big glowing icons in certain sections asking you to connect to friends or throwing a leaderboard up on the screen. That'd be really immersion breaking for a game like RotTR imo. Also those little online portals that asked you to connect to Uplay to loot certain chests and whatnot are reportedly partly to blame for AC:Unity's bugs according to some of the Ubisoft devs. If these kinds of things are going to be present, hopefully the player can turn them off completely from the beginning.

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Rookie_Monster1108d ago (Edited 1108d ago )

Extending the single player campaign and compete with friends online sounds like some kind of co op mode or some sort. Glad xbox live will be put to use afterall like the majority of the games on the platform

rainslacker1108d ago

Sounds more like some sort of leader board thing. What it will entail is anyone's guess though.

AquarianKing1106d ago

This is off Topic
According to chart estimates......

Tomb Radier (2013) has sold 1.83 million copies on Xbox 360 since its release in March 2013. Xbox 360 is said to have a global install base of 84 million+ now.

The Xbox One version released in January 2014 and so far has only sold 0.36 million copies. Xbox One is said to have an install base between the 13-14 million mark globally now.

It really is not a great deal better on the Sony systems either. It only really saw a brief sale surge when it went on a special PC Steam offer for $5 !!!

Given the overwhelming majority of Xbox gamers past lack of enthusiasm for Tomb Raider.....added in with games like Fallout 4, Halo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III arriving around (or at) the same time....I don't really logically see Rise of the Tomb Raider being a big seller.

I think Phil Spencer has also kind of realized this to some degree. In a recent interview he spoke of how they are not focused anymore on third party exclusives and said something to the effect of "it's great to have Tomb Raider and all but we want to focus on our first party games."

He also said competing against PS4 is "not his priority"...a complete turn around from his Spring 2014 statement:

"We are in this to win and to compete, compete on all levels; functionality, games, value. All of those things are incredibly important to us".

I think Microsoft know now that its going to be more and more impossible to make offers to third party developers for exclusive deals as the sale gap between the 2 consoles continues to mushroom.

Many third party games are now selling over double the amount on PS4 than Xbox One. In the UK market, the latest Metal Gear Solid game......72% of all copies sold were on PS4.

Bethesda have now just announced the PS4 version of Fallout 4 will be getting the mod thing. It's going to be really interesting to see how things develop between Bethesda and Sony if Fallout 4 sells over double the amount on PS4.

Bethesda have in the past.....have given the 360 versions of Elder Scrolls IV, Elder Scrolls V, Fallout 3 and New Vegas preferential treatment. Not unlike how Activision did with the Call of Duty games. And we saw how quick they jumped ship.

Maxor1108d ago

Leaderboards and achievements...yawn.

Aenea1108d ago

Yeah that is indeed what it sounds like...

B1uBurneR1108d ago

Leadership board with the cloud computing the world wide results?

Aenea1108d ago

OMG! They can't do that, what about the PC and PS4 versions next year, they can't do cloud compute since they haven't been designed from the ground up with that in mind! /s

Sorry, couldn't resist, just don't understand why you thought it necessary to mention 'cloud computing' when world-wide leaderboards and the like have been done online for eons...

jb2271108d ago

Haven't you heard, the Cloud will allow for fully destructible leader boards...its a much more superior experience to the crummy old leaderboards you speak of.

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