Crystal Dynamics, the developer behind the new “Tomb Raider” reboot, announced that there will be no pre-release demo, and that the game will not force second-hand players to pay for online access, Gamespot writer Eddie Makuch writes on Jan. 18.
Brand director for Crystal Dynamics Karl Stewart confirmed that the upcoming game will not have a Season Pass or Online Pass.
Season Passes, where players are made to pay upfront for expansion content released over a period of months, have become very common. “Prices for season passes range from ‘Halo 4’s’ $25 War Games Pass to ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s’ $50 Season Pass,” writes Makuch.
And Online Passes, like those that come with “Uncharted 3”, force second-hand players to pay a fee, usually $10, to access the game’s online component.
In addition to the lack of online fees, Stewart announced that there would be no pre-release demo for the game, in order to preserve the story. "We don't want to spoil the story," he said.
“Tomb Raider” is set for a March 5, 2013, release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. It is the first game in the series to feature multiplayer options, which you can read about in my prior article here.
For more information, visit Eddie Makuch’s article over at Gamespot.