Update: It appears Rise of the Tomb Raider will have some sort of competitive play after all, although it's not clear what form this will take.
"Crystal Dynamics are hard at work on Rise of the Tomb Raider and excited to deliver an amazing experience on Nov. 10 (US, 13, Nov. UK)," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
"In the coming weeks and months, stay tuned for more info on all things Rise of the Tomb Raider - including how players will be able to extend their single-player campaign and compete with their friends."
So what could this relate to? Co-op or some sort of special leaderboard mode? We'll no doubt find out soon.
Original: Rise of the Tomb Raider won't have multiplayer according to the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine.
In the last game the multiplayer pitted Lara’s survivors against the island’s scavengers, however it appears that idea and any other online play has been dumped.