The Guardian of Light’s PC/PS3 online co-op held back

The PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will launch later this month but, like the Xbox 360 version which was released in August, sans a feature; local two-player co-op will be available, but online cooperative play is held back for further development.

“We’re committed to delivering the very best gameplay experience possible and the fact that this is the highest rated Lara Croft game since the original Tomb Raider was released back in 1996 is a testament to this,” developer Crystal Dynamics’ GM Darrell Gallagher says.

The 360’s online co-op will still be patched in via a free update later this month.

The download-only title will also be getting a series of downloadable content that’ll kick off in October. The first piece of content will bring ‘new puzzle and combat experiences’, and will be a 30-day freebie for Xbox 360 users.