No Multiplayer For PS3/360 Versions Of The Force Unleashed
Sometimes, we game journalists get answers to questions that give us pause. We try to comprehend the reasoning behind the answer, and we come up blank; this is another one of those situations, even though we weren't the ones to ask the question.
As most of you know, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed hits for all major platforms later this year, and you may also know that the Wii version boasts Duel Mode, a very cool multiplayer concept that should entice many a gamer. The PSP and DS versions will feature the standard wi-fi multiplayer option and the PS3 and 360...well, they won't have multiplayer. LucasArts PR manager Adam Khan recently spoke to Total Video Games and tried to explain why:
To be specific, there's no multiplayer in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, because there is on the Wii, PSP, and DS. As far as specific reasons are concerned, we don't really like to get into the reasons why we don't do things because I don't think there's really a satisfactory answer that people would really be happy with. So, there isn't multiplayer and that's kind of how it is...
It seems like he doesn't want to give a reason, but the first sentence reads as follows: "because there's multiplayer for the Wii, PSP and DS versions, we're not putting it in the PS3 and 360 versions." Now, does anybody understand that reasoning? We're not one of those sites that harps on multiplayer all the time, and in fact, we'd much rather the industry returns its focus to single-player campaigning. But the preceding is a reply that makes zero sense, and as truth-seekers, it kinda bugs us. What say you, readers?
Related Game(s): Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
5/16/2008 Ben Dutka