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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

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Comments (8 posts)

Cavan
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 11:01:07 AM
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maybe he wants people to buy to diff versions of the game, since most gamers have at least 2 systems wether it be a ps3 n a psp or an xbox n wii or whatever, maybe they want ppl to buy a ps3 version of the game and then another version for the other system??

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tanner1
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 4:45:25 PM
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Sounds daft multiplayer would look feel & play much better on ps3 than the wii no?

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Fabi
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 5:15:11 PM
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It's a huge selling point for the Wii version. Maybe they saw how badly third-party Wii games have performed.

They figure every Star Wars junkie will go out and buy the Wii version to satisfy their light saber needs.

And the rest who aren't die hard fans will go out and get the PS3 or 360 versions.

Dissapointing.

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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 5:50:26 PM
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Your all wrong... The reason for this is simple; There is no reason. Now, im not a die-hard fan but just like PSX, I too am wondering why this nonsense would occure. Just for this, Im boycotting the game (Not like I was going to buy it anyways...)

Unless they have a legit reason to why they would do such a thing... well, im not buying the game either way, but It would be nice to know..

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DiminishedAngel
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7:02:47 PM
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The reason is probably even simpler then that.

They probably spent all the allocated budget on the PS3/360 versions on graphics. The money that didn't go towards great HD graphics on the other versions was probably used for multiplayer.

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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7:32:40 PM

Sorry but that theory is a fail... I get what your trying to say, but it dosnt work that way haha...

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chinchillables
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 4:01:56 AM
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Make a game with multiplayer initially, then strip it when you port it to other systems... yeah.. that makes a lot of sense... idiots.




Last edited by chinchillables on 5/17/2008 4:02:11 AM

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Solidgearz
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 6:42:32 AM
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I think its something else. Lucas Arts has always been awesome with starwars, but somewhat cheap at the same time. thayre doing it now more than ever because they probably want the wii version to do the best. thats sad. also, this means that for another project, they MUST be working on Starwars battlefront 3. It would be stupid to not have a multiplayer title on the PS3 and 360

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