Sorry, guys, but there won’t be a pre-launch demo for Tomb Raider, as we’ve learned from the global brand director Karl Stewart’s tweets from Wednesday. Stewart says, “We’ve weaved such an personal story we don’t believe spoiling it by having you wait a week or so to play on, delivers on our promise.” Poor sentence structure aside, it makes sense. If everything we’ve been told and seen so far is copacetic, then having to play through anything of that game in a disjointed chunk would probably diminish at least some impact of the final product.
So if you were looking to whet your whistle a bit to see if this new turn from Crystal Dynamics is for you, looks like you’re out of luck. But then again, we’ve all seen and heard so much about the opening bit—you know, the one with the controversy—that I’m not sure how a demo of that same chunk could change what’s already known or perceived about the game.
The good news, however, is that Stewart also revealed that there won’t be any online pass or season pass shenanigans, to which I say hell yes. Someone deserves a high five for that. Who is it? Camilla Luddington or Zachary Levi, I’m looking at you two.