No plans for Tomb Raider single-player DLC

You may have noticed Crystal Dynamics releasing a multiplayer map pack for Tomb Raider and wondered, "Why?" or "Will we get single-player DLC?" or "Why?" Because it's not planning to expand or continue the single-player story with DLC, that's why. Or part of the why, anyway.

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You may have noticed Crystal Dynamics releasing a multiplayer map pack for Tomb Raider and wondered, "Why?" or "Will we get single-player DLC?" or "Why?" Because it's not planning to expand or continue the single-player story with DLC, that's why. Or part of the why, anyway.

"Currently there are no plans regarding single-player DLC," creative director Noah Hughes stated in an 'Ask Me Anything' session on Reddit (via Joystiq).

"Now that Lara is more experienced, we are excited to take her on new adventures that challenge her new strength and confidence. It is important that even as Lara grows as a character, so do the challenges she must face."

Tomb Raider global brand director Karl Stewart later added in response to another question, "There are currently no plans in place for any Single Player expansions. All of our DLC is based around the Multiplayer experience for now."

Of course, Tomb Raider's huge slate of DLC does include a few single-player items, but they're small and unexciting bits like costumes or unlocks rather than the expansion some might hope for.

It's kind of a shame, as our single-player review found it quite fun. Onto the inevitable sequel!

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    March 20, 2013 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, No plans for Tomb Raider single-player DLC.

    You may have noticed Crystal Dynamics releasing a multiplayer map pack for Tomb Raider and wondered, "Why?" or "Will we get single-player DLC?" or "Why?" Because it's not planning to expand or continue the single-player story with DLC, that's why. Or part of the why, anyway.

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      March 20, 2013 8:23 AM

      i am dissapoint

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      March 20, 2013 8:25 AM

      Freaking stupid :( , this is a bad move. It be a different story if they said they where working on a big expansion for the SP, then I could say yeah who cares about DLC's but it seem that for the SP game this is it.

      Oh well I guess we have to wait for #2,

      Strange.

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      March 20, 2013 8:26 AM

      Laaaaaaaaaaaame.

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      March 20, 2013 8:27 AM

      It's one of the few games I'd actually buy SP DLC for.

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        March 20, 2013 8:29 AM

        I know right? The one time fans seem to want more DLC and it isn't coming.

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        March 20, 2013 8:33 AM

        I was just telling some friends the other day "I wish there was some tomb-y tomb raider DLC", and then i felt bad for wanting DLC.

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      March 20, 2013 8:28 AM

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      March 20, 2013 8:35 AM

      you people are upset there won't be DLC? how times change

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        March 20, 2013 8:37 AM

        This is one of the rare times people want more tomb raider and they don't have any dlc coming. weird

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        March 20, 2013 8:45 AM

        Well it is different. The game felt complete without it. I like dlc when it is treated like an old school expansion pack.

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          March 20, 2013 10:02 AM

          Has there been an actual expansion pack since Oblivion's Shivering Isle? Did the Skyrim stuff include a no fooling expansion?

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            March 20, 2013 10:05 AM

            It's a semantic issue really. I mean, Dragonborn feels as much like an expansion as old school expansions did, but maybe not quite as long and slightly cheaper.

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              March 20, 2013 10:20 AM

              Oh, I was genuinely wondering about the Skyrim one, since the LAST real one was for an Elder Scrolls.

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            March 20, 2013 10:20 AM

            Sure, DA: O - Awakening (debately, DA:2)
            Fallout 3: Point Lookout
            Skyrim: Dragonborn

            Those are the ones I can think off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more 'no fooling' expansions around. This is all ignoring the mod scene, of course, which has made some -fantastic- ones.

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              March 20, 2013 10:22 AM

              I didn't think any of the FO3 stuff was that ...size. I didn't get any of that DLC. I haven't actually played any of the DLC content on my DA:O run yet. It's there....I think one piece of it is in an area already claimed by Blight.

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        March 20, 2013 10:23 AM

        shacknews

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        March 20, 2013 2:10 PM

        People do genuinely want more content for the games they really like, that hasn't changed. I'm sure anyone who has played DXHR would tell you they want more of it. People who like Borderlands 2 wanted more of that (though what they got may not have been the best apparently). Skyrim was a huge game with a ton of content but people loved it so much they still wanted more.

        People generally dislike when DLC comes alongside the game release as an added purchase and feels necessary to the experience. And they don't really care about added content at all if the main game is middling to begin with.

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      March 20, 2013 8:39 AM

      To be honest I am sort of relieved. This means that the game is complete as is and they made exactly what they intended to make holding back nothing in favor for an extra buck.

      I hope that trend continues for its sequels.

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        March 20, 2013 8:42 AM

        Now don't mix that up with "I hope that they never have single player DLC"

        I just mean that they developed the game with zero intention of holding anything back. The fact that they have nothing planned now means that they didn't develop something with DLC as a priority. Anything that they make from here on out for the single player is something that is fresh and developed armed with understanding what the fans want and liked about the product.

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        March 20, 2013 2:55 PM

        Yep, as a single player gamer, this is how things should be.

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        March 20, 2013 2:56 PM

        lol yes, i'm sure there aren't hours of cut content sitting on a server

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          March 20, 2013 3:05 PM

          Good, leave it there.

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            March 20, 2013 3:07 PM

            or, ignore it when it goes on sale

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              March 20, 2013 3:13 PM

              I wouldn't read chapter 15b of a 40 chapter book, release 3 months after I've finished it.
              I'm a single player gamer, SP DLC sucks.

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      March 20, 2013 8:39 AM

      pretty refreshing that a game is released and left alone, it can stand as a complete game/story/piece of art.
      Though that might be giving Tomb Raider too much credit, it's still my prefered way of getting games

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        March 20, 2013 2:28 PM

        Yup, me too. It lends itself to a tighter complete story arc with no peripheral mission bullshit bolt ons.

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      March 20, 2013 8:51 AM

      I said it once and I'll say it again. Tacked on MP=Season Pass and future DLC to be MP only.
      You loved Mass Effect MP, well all they released was stupid maps and such. All the SP DLC made for those came out of shame for (supposedly) messing up the ending and not making "gamers" hate them to much, especially since more Mass Effect is coming down the pike.
      Keep playing those tacked on MP "experiences"

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      March 20, 2013 9:42 AM

      The multiplayer is already dead, hardly anyone is playing it.

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        March 20, 2013 9:45 AM

        I loved the single player game, but never even had the slight inclination to fire up multiplayer.

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      March 20, 2013 10:06 AM

      Blah, another case of not every game needs a multiplayer.

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      March 20, 2013 10:12 AM

      So we're mad that we're not getting DLC now? I can never keep our outrages straight. Can someone make a spreadsheet?

      Bring on Tomb Raider 2!

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        March 20, 2013 10:22 AM

        I think this is more a case of "Hey, this game was awesome, we want more!", whereas the usual feeling, especially with SP DLC coming out at launch or within weeks is "Why wasn't this in the game?"

        It might be unreasonable, but I think that's pretty much the gist of it.

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        March 20, 2013 10:30 AM

        First I 100% agree --> Bring on Tomb Raider 2!

        I think we are pissed since if your gonna make more content you cares about MP put your effort into the SP which most preferred. Well this is my take.

        Bottom line they should put their effort into 2 and move on if no SP content that is worth while, this is what I would prefer.

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          March 20, 2013 10:52 AM

          I agree with that. MP for TR is stupid, give us more SP.

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        March 20, 2013 12:15 PM

        Oh DLCs as an alternative to expansions are perfectly fine! No, what gets people get annoyed are the 'Day 1 DLC' bells-and-whistles content that the publisher holds back from a $60 game, basically leaving it incomplete unless you kick in an additional $5-$15.

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      March 20, 2013 11:26 AM

      SIDEJACK: I'm running on a GTX460 @ 1920x1200. Would I get a significant performance bump moving to a newer vidcard?

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        March 20, 2013 1:16 PM

        Probably. Although I found the more open areas to be CPU bound rather then gpu.

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      March 20, 2013 12:07 PM

      On one hand.. boo I want more! On the other.. they won't be messing up the story by forcing DLC into it.

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      March 20, 2013 1:34 PM

      This makes me sad.

      Also, why is there brigade of complainers complaining about complainers wanking about wanting DLC? Would it be better if it was referred to as an expansion pack? PEOPLE JUST WANT MORE. :(

      The DLC related bitching usually stems from day one DLC bullshit. (well, from my recollection, anyway)

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      March 20, 2013 1:39 PM

      No complaints here. I hate DLC because by the time it comes out I have already beat the game, uninstalled it, and moved on. So what I end up doing is waiting for the GOTY edition on sale so I can get it all at once. Elder Scrolls is the only exception to this rule.

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      March 20, 2013 1:54 PM

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      March 20, 2013 1:57 PM

      Am I the only one who is relieved knowing that the game I paid full price for (which I rarely do) was the complete single player experience?

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      March 20, 2013 2:49 PM

      Not really sure where they would fit any SP DLC into that games narrative anyhow, unless they did a totally separate side story type deal like Minerva's Den.

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      March 20, 2013 4:09 PM

      Personally I think this is a stupid decision. The SP is where this game shines, and where its existing fans will predominantly gather. The MP isn't creative enough to get my interest, let alone pull me away from my currents favs. The SP on the other hand, I would buy loads of expansions for, so long as they maintain the same level of quality.

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      March 20, 2013 7:56 PM

      They should at least make some more tombs to explore...

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      March 23, 2013 9:46 AM

      The Multiplayer is ok... but the 'Adventure' is in the Single Player.

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