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.
I think a lot of games don't include it when they could benefit from it, all shooters especially.
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 :)
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.
Halo with system link beer and friends. Some of my favourite gaming memories
No way there’s plenty of modern games with local multiplayer
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.
More like phased out, no longer considered, because online multiplayer. And this was noticed YEARS ago...
that the better way to put it. Developers aren't even trying anymore and it's sad.
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.
I didn’t know Astral Chain has split screen MP.
Unless it does online I have not seen it
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." https://www.dualshockers.co...
Thanks to online play yes it has, sigh I missed my childhood of going to my neighbors to play video games and them coming to my place with each of us bringing our own controllers.
Split screen multiplayer didn't just die, it was murdered! Probably just publishers and developers do not want to «waste time» on this feature, for some reason (money - spend less money developing and testing the game and earn more, because if you want to play with friend/relative, you buy 2 copies). I do like it and play with my younger brother that way in games like Rocket League and Wipeout and a lot of older games (like Vigilante 8, for instance).
Goldeneye and then later halo hitting me right in the feels
Judging by CTR and how much my nieces and nephews play split. I'd say it still has a place. It's just going un used by companies. Why allow 4 people to play on 1 game when they can all buy it separately and play next to each other? Company logic? I know not all games can handle the frames but come on now.
My problem with it is that it usually resulted in downgraded graphics in a smaller square depending on the game
There are plenty of split screen games on the Switch though.
COD constantly sells the most and it has split screen... So I doubt that it’s dead. In fact, maybe developers should take note of a feature that a top selling game has. Say what you say about COD, but split screen online is an absolute blast to play and they have it. Well the ones that allowed XD
Nintendo still does it but not much outside of that sadly. I think some of the Lego games do as well now that I think about it.
I totally miss split screen in games that should have it. One of the biggest reasons I've hated driving games for a while now has been they've completely removed this feature. Ever since burnout paradise (which is great and was built from the ground up as an open world racer), most racers have taken the same route so they don't have to design individual tracks background assets etc.
The real split screen multiplayer was sonys playstation one with link-up Red alert retaliation Doom F1 Tank wars Colony Wars etc
It isn't dead; Nintendo is keeping it alive. But it is dying because you no longer have to go to your friends house to play together.
Timeslpitters was the last game I played splitscreen
Wish Stardew Valley had it.
NO it just isn't put in any games anymore but there's been plenty of instances when i wish it was still around.
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