InEntertainment writes: Could we one day see a Skyrim multiplayer mod as DLC on the PS3 and Xbox 360? We already looked at the possibility of downloadable content making its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360 via mods created by PC users.
Single player is good enough, but an Online mode to connect console players would be pretty cool.
Although the Single-Player is everything it needs to be, eventually (with Fallout 4, or TES6) the games are going to have to develope to incorporate online MP. If they could manage it as early as Skyrim, it would be impressive.
If the mods want to do this then fine but Bethesda should NEVER add an online mode for a number of reasons. It's a single player adventure, you are the hero, you make the decisions, your the one who comes out on top of every fight....it's your story basicaly. You don't need an online mode just to show off a certain sword to your friend or brag about how quick you can kill something.....go play Two Worlds 2 or Fable 3 if you want that. Anyway with all the bugs Bethesda have now with single player that they still havent fixed can you imagine what kind of bugs the online mode will bring Bethesda has even admitted online would ruin the single player development. Obsessed online fans who think the feature needs to be in every game should back off. Your going to ruin Elder Scrolls or even Fallout since they would probably do it to that aswell.
They could easily do co-op though without ruining the single player development. But it would have to be set-up like Borderlands, and you'd need to stay within a certain distance of each other. There would have to be more enemies--and they'd have to be harder. Saves would have to be optimized for faster drop in and out play, the hotkey and favorites menu would need a redo, combat would need to be more enticing, and there would need to be reviving or re-spawning somehow. Quests would need to be optimized for two people, and... Okay never mind, that's a lot. Hopefully a mod might be able to do these things! ...Then again I'll just wait for Torchlight 2...
Just two-player would be fine with me. :) I love playing by myself and enjoying the stories/world alone, but it would be fun to play with a friend also...like Borderlands.
no will never happen because the PS3 will not magically gain more than a measly 256 RAM? Heck it struggles to run the game as is
RAM has absolutely nothing to do it. It's graphically equivalent to having an NPC fighting next to you.
Well it would require a means of managing a server even if only for two people. But yeah, RAM has absolutely nothing to do with it. By the way, Arknight, I think I accidentally clicked "Disagree" on your comment. It was meant to be an "Agree". My apologies.
well thats not true you need much more bandwidth to,use a online player has your mate than using an AI controled NPC!So ram will be actually a matter to take in account!
Deadlybrand: RAM and network bandwidth are 2 completely different things. One is a physical object, while the other is a measurement. RAM is only used to hold (logical)objects in memory on your local device, hence, having an extra player onscreen would be equivalent to an in-game NPC to your system's RAM. All network-related commands, synchronizations, etc, would need to be handled by an external server provided by Bethesda. The bandwidth allocation would be completely up to them in order to provide a smooth environment for the players connecting to their server. Either way, these games are much better as single player.
there is absolutely zero reason why there needs to be a MP mode for this game. i'm getting very sick and tired of single player games having MP functionality tacked onto them and this is just one of those games that should just *STAY* single player.
You're not going to be forced into getting the addon or DLC that offers you multiplayer. So why are you crying?
it's a matter of principle. there'd be no issue had MP been implemented from the very beginning. adding it on as DLC? c'mon, man... are they really *that* desperate to gain replay value? i'd much rather they spend their time and energy doing either a) fixing the major bugs/performance issues and/or b) focusing on making the single player experience that much better. as it stands, there is currently nothing about the game that screams "multiplayer."
The same goes to Resident Evil. If you want to fight online, you have to buy it. Some parts of MP you have to buy, or to have it at all. But these are things people are making themselves. If they want to dedicate there time to it, why not. That's like going to SkyrimNexus and boycotting them for making nude mods or mods to make arrows. as it stands, with the world as big as it is with endless quests, why not have a friend
Please make this happen. I'd overlook many of the game's flaws if I could prowl the streets, caves, and dungeons of Skyrim with even one friend. If it had this option it would be more deserving of the awards it's gotten in my opinion. As it is, give me Dark Souls over Skyrim all day every day.
Fix the game first! Then I wouldn't mind
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