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.
Never played Local Co-Op anymore. I only co-op online.
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!!
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?
^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.
I Only play FIFA
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.
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.
* 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 )
Timesplitters Twisted Metal
I hope we get another Timesplitters.
and another perk gone from console gaming.
Imagine these games without Local Co-Op Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, LittleBIGPlanet 3, FIFA
Hard to imagine LittleBigPlanet 3 when no one has played it yet.
Just imagine the first two without it then.
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
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..
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.
Looking for Local Co-op get a Wii U. PS4 ain't gonna offer nor will Xbone.
The PS4 actually has some coming out. Xbone's just got Halo and a Dance Revolution game.
Coop was dead with ps3 and 360. I think this gen is trying to revive it.
Someone didn't have a Wii. Coop was alive and well. Nothing like playing smash with friends.
I guess there was no point in having pair play on tekken tag 2 then. Shame on me for having two controllers and thinking two people same room could actually play it together online. Gateway MT6706 2008
as a person who absolutely loves Local co-op.. I miss it, BRING IT BACK! ..very few games have it these days, we need to bring this feature back.. shoot in some cases I prefer Couch co-op over online MP.. When you have a lot of gamer friends, Couch co-op is undefeated in satisfaction..
I was really hoping that local multiplayer would come back given how so much of the focus has shifted to indie games. Sadly I see very few retail games with it still.
Why not 9aming? >_>
I genuinely believe part of the major success in social groups for Call of Duty and Halo has been local co-op/split screen play. They might feel this provides a financial benefit, but the truth is as soon as I found out Titanfall (as one example) did not support it, my interest fell dramatically. Why play this with friends when they come over anymore? Nobody wants to watch someone else play.
drinks and playing co-op with friends is super. even an afternoon gaming with friends is a win win. i miss local mp games.
Well , i just moved in with a friend of mine , and we have been playing NBA 2K14 on his 55 inch def tv , so much fun !! But we also play NHL14 , for that we play online , so we are both are always going up on offense . Back in the late 90's early 2000's we played a ton of QUAKE 2, 4 player split screen DEATHMATCH on the PS1 and PS2 . That was crazy fun!!!! Due to the fact that TV screen size is a lot bigger today , i still hope that some video games still have the option for split screen!!! When having friends over, it is fun to play on the same tv!! Thank goodness for fighting games!!!
Bad move, removing local coop from future games would be a terrible decision. Not everyone has internet, hell I haven't had internet for 4 months, it's a luxury that not everyone can afford all of the time.
Bring it back! Otherwise, what's the point of having 2 controllers, or even additional controller ports on the system? I love online play with friends, but when you have buddies over, nothing beats split screen mayhem and face to face trash talk.
You can still have your friends bring their TV's and consoles and set up private matches through whatever service. My friends and I still do it from time to time.
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