GameSpot: Resistance 3 Multiplayer Preview

According to Insomniac, bigger isn't always better. Despite having raised the maximum multiplayer headcount from 40 to 60 for Resistance 2, the upcoming third entry in the series is ready to scale things down considerably.

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Dante1122577d ago

Interesting. I can't wait to try out the beta. The multiplayer footage looked pretty fun.

ABizzel12577d ago

Wow when I first heard this I thought they meant 16 vs. 16 (32 total).

Not 16 as in 8 vs. 8. I don't know if I'm liking that then. 32 would have been fine, but 8 is a huge cut back.

iNMyFiN4LH0uR2577d ago

they have clearly learnt from R2's mistakes, although i'll miss even the 40 player matches on nottingham from R1, it'll be interesting to see how R3 creates the premium multiplayer experience...for now though, its time to get back into Killzone 3 multiplayer, scaling the heights of Concourse with those sick ass Jetpacks raining hell on everything you see

Dante1122577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

Mmm, somewhat agree. 60 players MP in Resistance 2 was a bit too much imo. Maybe 25-30 sweet spot, but I can live with 16 players.

IHateYouFanboys2577d ago

isnt it funny that all the PS3 fanboys claim that bigger = better for multiplayer numbers, and now the developer that held the crown of 'most players in an online match' on consoles for a LONG time come out and basically say 'bigger != better', and drop from 60 players per match to "only" 16?

resistance 2 sucked balls, no other way to put it. Resistance 3 looks pretty awesome from what ive seen so far. 8 vs 8 is MORE than enough for multiplayer, once you start going above that it pretty quickly turns into, well, resistance 2 - rubbish.

telekineticmantis2577d ago

Alot of players is great if you handle it right, if you don't it can be hectic, which Resistance 2 was, it wasn't bad, I don't know why you people are so crazy and dramatic.

SpitFireAce852577d ago (Edited 2577d ago )

First of its MAG that has the crown of most players
in an online match in a FPS game!Second the reason
they are reducing the player count is to be more
like that pile of sh!t CoD franchise.And they want
a peace of that market since it sells like hot cakes
because idiots like you think that Blops is the best
thing since sliced bread...

Edit:I hope that the CoD franchise goes to hell
along with Activision...