No Split Screen Option Available for Titanfall

Junkie Monkeys: If you were hoping to play Titanfall with a friend at your home, you may be in for a disappointment.

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TomShoe1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

This is disappointing. I'm betting that it's going to be justified by the "online only" tag. It's true that split-screen is a dying art, but there are still several games such as Halo, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead, and Killzone that still have split-screen available.

For the features in this game, or rather the lack of them, I'm not sure if I'd be willing to pay full price for it. It's slipping into the "wait until it's on sale" category for me.

-Alpha1662d ago

Killzone doesn't have it. Only Killzone 3 did, and it was very half-heartedly implemented.

Even the new Call of Duty scaled split-screen down to 2 players. Games like Halo have always been the most consistently, fully featured titles when it comes to offering multiplayer features like split-screen.

I know it's a matter of priority, but split-screen is a huge deal to me. Titanfall not having this really sucks, but I'm hoping the sequel has room for its implementation.

Treezy5041662d ago

Same here brother, I love split screen in multiplayer. It sucks having friends over and they can't play online with me. We usually would end up playing Warhawk (which is one of the best online split screen available games on the PS3 IMO) or Uncharted 3.

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AngelicIceDiamond1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

@Tom Its is disappointing but nothing new. I already knew this wasn't gonna have split screen options.

It would take Extra resources, processing and struggling with the already 720p res would possibly get downgraded and would not look very good if it was split screen. The bashing really wouldn't stop then.

I don't think you should let something like no split screen stop you from playing it. Especially considering the known and obvious demise of split screen.

TomShoe1662d ago

It's not that I'm not going to play it, it's that I'm not sure if it's worth shelling out $60 for. The last game I paid full price for was CoD: Ghosts, and I was thoroughly burned on that.

I'll wait and see how gameplay looks, then decide whether I should wait until it gets a discount.

MeknSence1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

It's seems like the more news that comes out on this game, their going in a different direction.

1) 6v6
2) 720p
3) No story mode
4) $60

What's next online only?

Nicxel1662d ago

Honestly I'm going to miss the days of split screen and local multiplayer. My girlfriend and I can't even play Forza together. I hardly ever see any racing games that have the split screen/local multiplayer option now. It's all done online and I'm the only one with a Gold account (guests aren't allowed). So sad...

However, my experience with split screen multiplayer online in Halo is rather awful. I can understand why these FPS games (or other games in general I suppose) are not offering split screen. The lag is ridiculous!!!! You seriously cannot play a legit game due to the delay in movement and such. Too much processing power going on for split screen now-a-days I suppose. Oh well.

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tigertron1662d ago

Looks like the days of old fashioned split screen gaming with your friends is dying. :(

KonsoruMasuta1662d ago (Edited 1662d ago )

Friends?! Real gamers have no time for friends in real life! If you're gaming the right way, you have no time to invite people over for a good time! /S

That's obviously what developers think about us.

H0RSE1662d ago

Yeah, it was replaced with with good new fashioned online gaming with friends...

Split screen gaming is dated - I haven't used the feature in years.

mos61421662d ago

split screen gaming is a dying breed. probably killed it based on user usage.

cyguration1662d ago

Or greed

"less people playing together on a single copy means more people having to buy their own" - Publisher logic


I was going to end the comment there, but I also would like to point out that a whole bunch of indie games on Steam have local co-op and split-screen. So it's not a developer decision at all given that indie games are on a smaller budget but still offer split-screen + online co-op/competitive modes. Disappointing it's not in AAA titles.

OrangePowerz1662d ago

When I played the last few cod games only I have seen plenty of times people online that play splitscreen.

spicelicka1662d ago

It's a dying breed because the publishers are killing it. How are we supposed to even show usage if they don't even provide us the option anymore.

It's such horsecrap, if publishers/developers actually believe excluding split-screen forces people to buy the game then that's the stupidest thing they can assume.

No split-screen only makes the game more useless in parties, which means less exposure, which means people who could've enjoyed the game in split-screen and potentially bought it won't really get to try it.

Being able to play split-screen doesn't keep me from buying it. I'm not gonna be at my friends house playing it 24/7. What a dumb concept.

TripC501662d ago

Well that kills it for me. I was gonna pick up an Xbox 1 and Titan fall if it received must play reviews. But most of all I'm all about the split screen with my brothers. I'll wait to see how Halo does I guess.

SlapHappyJesus1662d ago

I don't recall anyone voicing their want for split-screen until now, when it was announced it wouldn't be available.

thezeldadoth1662d ago

people complained when super mario 3d world only had local multiplayer, complain when titanfall only has online. people refuse to be satisfied, either that or they enjoy bitching.

spicelicka1662d ago

How would people know that it wouldn't be there if they never announced that it wouldn't? Now it has been announced and you hear people voicing their want for it.

SlapHappyJesus1662d ago

I'm saying its a bigger concern for people having not been there than it would have been if it was. They are making more out of it for the sake of it.

spicelicka1661d ago

^what's wrong with that, its a feature that could easily have been implemented without much resources, specially since its from the developers of Cod which has always had it.

Sure it's not that big of a deal that it should affect the price or anything. But from what I see people are just using this as an opportunity to express their disappointment in the removal of split-screen in general for most games.

In now way is this a bad thing, if people don't express this concern now devs will never consider it for the next game. Also, more devs will see these complaints and in the end it'll be a good thing for gaming.

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