Press Start to play: The end of splitscreen gaming

In these days of super-fast broadband and world-wide connectivity, it's possible to go toe-to-toe with someone on the other side of the globe on Titanfall, or trade paint in GRID 2 with a team of speed-freaks from multiple countries at the same time. It's amazing to think how far we've come since the dawn of the medium; not so long ago, multiplayer gaming was all about convincing friends or family to huddle around a single TV set, and making sure you had enough controllers to keep all participants involved. But are we really better off?

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Nathan1701447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

Online gaming will never replace "local" gaming!
For example,dat feeling when score a goal in fifa to someone next to you is much more intense!
In online the fun you get from the game depends completely from the skill of your opponent and it's never as good as "local" gaming.
Nowadays only Wii U truly supports splitscreen gaming.

Roccetarius1446d ago

This may not be console, but people will continue to try making split screen available on the PC. This list is probably the most up to date.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1446d ago

Sorry but Split Screen and Local gamimg will always exists because of Nintendo system

Nathan1701446d ago

The future is uncertain.I really hope you're right.
Very few AAA titles support local co op.Sony and Microsoft should put more resources on local gaming.Only LBP 3 and maybe Driveclub support local co op(I think) and Microsoft also has very few games that will support.
It's already obvious the decline of local gaming this gen.
I have to give props to Nintendo on this one.(just look at the number of Wii U exclusives that have local gaming)

danny8181446d ago

it is. I have a ps4 and we weren't able to play killzone and battlefield together. We tried ghost and it was only 2 local players. On the ps3, blops 2 was up to 4