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PlayStion All-Stars to Not Include Lara Croft

Just before Sony let go of SuperBot, the developer of PlayStation All-Stars spoke of another character joining the brawler’s roster in March. Many of us assumed the unannounced character to be Lara Croft and that the announcement would also accompany the release of the reboot.

However in a recent Q&A, Crystal Dynamics’ Global Brand Director Karl Stewart said that that wouldn’t be possible. The studio wants players to experience playing as Lara Croft in their game only, or at least for the time being.

Although we loved making LCGOL, we currently have no plans in the works to make a follow up to the title. But as we say at Crystal ‘Never say Never’.

With regards to the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale question. We love what the guys and girls over at Sony have achieved with ASBR, they even approached us about the possibility of including Lara. But to be honest to us it all boiled down to timing. We really set out to create a reboot where the first time you experienced playing as Lara Croft it was in our game on March 5th and nowhere else. We’ll see what happens in the future.

Another question asked whether the new Tomb Raider would include a split-screen option in multiplayer. Joe Khoury of Edios Montreal said:

No, and this was a very tough decision to make. In order for us to remain faithful to the way the game looks and allow the player to enjoy the same scenery they did in SP, we had to make a call not to include split-screen. As much as we would have loved to have it, it wouldn’t have done our world justice.

Are you sad that you’ll not be seeing Lara Croft in PlayStation’s brawler?