No Demo, Season Pass for Tomb Raider

The new Tomb Raider reboot takes Lara back to a simpler time when she was less self-assured and getting regularly shot at and impaled. Developer Crystal Dynamics doesn't want to tip its hand on any of those foundational moments, so it won't be offering a demo for the game.

"There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch," global brand director Karl Stewart said on Twitter (via IGN). "We don't want to spoil the story." He also noted reservations in having players experience a little bit of story in the demo, then wait a while before being able to continue.

Later, responding to fan questions, he also dispelled any notion of an online pass for the game. This will be the first Tomb Raider title to feature multiplayer, which lends itself to downloadable content, but apparently Crystal D doesn't plan to ask fans to pay a bulk sum for all of it up-front.