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Local No-op: Why Developers Are Getting Rid of Local Multiplayer

The world of local co-op is changing. No longer are the days of couch co-operative gaming possible in today's gaming world. 6aming's Sheldon explains.

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Apollo11491d ago

Never played Local Co-Op anymore. I only co-op online.

JohnJ1491d ago

Shame - local co-op is incredible, 4 friends in one room on FIFA, or bossing left4dead, gears, borderlands, halo with a friend!
Bring back local co-op!!

TomShoe1491d ago

Here's why they're getting rid of it.

Why have 4 people use 1 console and 1 game to play together when you can make them buy 4 consoles and 4 games to do the same thing?

ZodTheRipper1491d ago

^I don't think devs care THAT much about console sales to compromise their games. Lots of games have local multiplayer modes, only AAA games are missing it these days... and there are quite a few (logical) reasons for that. Only Nintendo remains investing into local co-op games but that trend is dying because of the internet-age.

MysticStrummer1491d ago

Yeah I mainly co-op online. It's nice to have the option of local though. Had some great fun with Diablo 3's local co-op.

Gamble201491d ago

Almost every popular game I played growing up, I first played with a friend at his house. Obviously this value diminishes as you get older, but it's a huge mistake to write off local play as a word of mouth generator.

3-4-51491d ago

* Local Co-op extends replay in some games infinitely.

EX: 1.) Mario Kart 64
EX: 2.) Golden Eye 007
EX: 3.) Perfect Dark ( Also with bots )

Clogmaster1491d ago

Timesplitters
Twisted Metal

3-4-51491d ago

I hope we get another Timesplitters.

user56695101491d ago

and another perk gone from console gaming.

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Tom871491d ago

Imagine these games without Local Co-Op Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, LittleBIGPlanet 3, FIFA

DJustinUNCHAIND1491d ago

Hard to imagine LittleBigPlanet 3 when no one has played it yet.

abradley1491d ago

Just imagine the first two without it then.

kingPoS1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )

LBP 1 & 2 wouldn't have been the same without local co-op, Dito for Castle Crashers & Scott Pillgrim vs the World. My nephew & niece would cry if they couldn't play together.

Gateway MT6706 2008

edgarohickman1491d ago

I think there are a lot of games that can't be done without Local Multilayer. Specially Wii U games. Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros U, New Super Luigi U, Mario 3D World ..etc..

Kivespussi1491d ago

I miss local co-op. Now it seems like it's only shooters and very few others that have split screen or other couch multiplayer functionality.

Wii U does a good job with it though. A lot of fun couch multiplayer games there.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1491d ago

Looking for Local Co-op get a Wii U. PS4 ain't gonna offer nor will Xbone.

jangoblamba1488d ago

The PS4 actually has some coming out. Xbone's just got Halo and a Dance Revolution game.

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