Has Split Screen Multiplayer Died?

As a little boy, one of my fondest memories of gaming was playing my PS1 in split-screen multiplayer with a friend or family member on the same T.V.

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Jimboms554d ago

I think a lot of games don't include it when they could benefit from it, all shooters especially.

victorMaje553d ago

To this day every time I consider getting a shooter, although my main focus is the campaign I still hope to see 4-player in the description :)

ApocalypseShadow553d ago (Edited 553d ago )

Sadly, it has. Those were the best times. Hanging out with friends and family having a ball playing, eating, drinking, laughing, competing, cooperating.

Online is okay sometimes. But it's not the same as a real gathering. You don't see the reactions of the exciting wins, the agony of defeat, the self punching of the leg in anger, the high fives, the storming off, the return with "one more match."

Nintendo still kind of gets it. But I don't know how long that will last as they enter the online arena. Sure, having the screen split down to two or four was bad unless you had a big TV. Those were the times though.

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gam3r_4_lif3553d ago

Halo with system link beer and friends. Some of my favourite gaming memories

PhoenixUp553d ago

No way there’s plenty of modern games with local multiplayer

SubZtx552d ago

I was about to say I love local, but there are a bunch of games I would LOVE ONLINE multiplayer for and it isn't there. Cuphead, Stranger Things, the new Battletoads game.... This should be EASY and they don't do it.

Godmars290553d ago

More like phased out, no longer considered, because online multiplayer.

And this was noticed YEARS ago...

Blaze929552d ago

that the better way to put it. Developers aren't even trying anymore and it's sad.

DaDrunkenJester553d ago

Well it's coming back pretty great right now. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genisis, Trine 4, Streets of Rage 4, Blazing Chrome, Battletoads, Astral Chains, Cuphead DLC. Halo Infinite is also confirmed for split screen as well.

King_Noctis553d ago

I didn’t know Astral Chain has split screen MP.

Segata553d ago

Unless it does online I have not seen it

DaDrunkenJester553d ago (Edited 553d ago )

Here you go brother. Its unconventional, but here is a quote: "
Specifically, the experienced was compared to the “co-op mode” featured in Super Mario Galaxy where one player could play as Mario and another could point the Wii Remote on screen to assist the player and collect star bits. However, Taura emphasized that in Astral Chain‘s co-op mode, “both players actually have to put effort into controlling the characters and playing the game,” making it an interesting challenge around the game’s normally single-player experience."

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