No Offline Multiplayer For Uncharted 2
It blew the audience away at Sony's E3 press conference, and it blew us away when we got a glimpse of it earlier this year. The multiplayer beta has been an immense success and everyone is saying that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is definite Game of the Year material.
But it's not the Superman of video games. It can't do everything. As most of you know, the title will support online multiplayer, both competitive and cooperative, but you probably didn't know this: there will be no offline multiplayer of any kind. Thing is, the game looks so unbelievably gorgeous, Naughty Dog didn't want to sacrifice those wonderful visuals for the sake of a split-screen offline multiplayer option. As the studio's Evan Wells said in a recent PlayStation Blog interview:
"We are only supporting online multiplayer. We didn't want to compromise the visuals going from single player to multiplayer and to include a split screen option at this time would have meant making that sacrifice."
While this would've been a great game for offline co-op - we'll admit that - Wells does have a point. And it's hardly the first time that a developer has shied away from offline multiplayer this generation; what with the huge advancements in online multiplayer, it almost seems silly to have offline. Well, for those of us who grew up with only split-screen multiplayer, it'll never seem "silly;" some of us believe the only true "multiplayer" is when the other person (or people) are sitting there right next to you, playing the same game. But I digress. The point is, Uncharted 2 will boast online multiplayer only.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
6/30/2009 John Shepard