Crystal believes that an early demo would "spoil the story".
Crystal Dynamics has "no plans" to release a playable demo of Tomb Raider before release, the studio has revealed.
"For all those @tombraider fans asking. There are no plans to release a demo of the game pre-launch. We don't want to spoil the story," tweeted Karl Stewart, Tomb Raider's global brand manager.
"We've weaved such an [sic] personal story we don't believe spoiling it by having you wait a week or so to play on, delivers on our promise."
Tomb Raider is due to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 5.