Patrick Redding of Ubisoft explains why he and his team decided to not include the Spies vs. Mercenaries mode in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction.
Added in message from Community Developer QuidProKuo regarding the same matter.
wow, that sucks a lot. I loved that about SC:DA was one of my fav online games of all time tbh. :( that kinda just kills it for me almost. Although I still want this game a hella lot Really though.. that was all the fun in Splinter cell, that is where I met most my pals on psn too
Hmm im not sure if I should buy this game anymore. I don't buy games without multiplayer because I can complete real soon and then there's replay value.
There still is multiplayer. Just new modes now.
yeh it's just the mp modes are co-op based i.e. human players against ai. the only true 'vs' mode appears to be where it's 1v1 both spies trying to take each other out whilst avoiding ai enemies in the level
Coop multiplayer isn't the same. Because there's going to be people who beat it many times before you beat the game once, and then if they join your game they will pratically win the level by themselves which spoils the fun. Same reason why I didn't buy L4D2.
Why do I get the feeling you weren't going to buy this game in the first place. "I don't buy games without multiplayer because I can complete real soon and then there's replay value." ^^^ This is asinine. In your case you shouldn't even be buying games. Just rent them instead if all you really care about is the multiplayer. If you honestly cant find anymore to do with the game, then why even own it? That's the problem with about 80% of games these days. If it doesn't have a multiplayer that's actually put together better than the story, then it's not a good game. Yes, it is most certainly a shame that they removed this (even though it could easily be patched in later), but so what? An online multiplayer mode should not detract from the overall excellent footage and previews we've seen so far. "Same reason why I didn't buy L4D2." So you didn't buy L4D2 because...? You realize that in L4D2, there's a co-op and a multiplayer mode, where you actually play as either the Zombies or the Survivors.
They basically nerfed my main interest in the game, pass. March's already crowded as it is.
This is a major disappointment, if they don't think the new features would work with multiplayer then leave them out of multiplayer.
Yes that's exactly what I do if it has multiplayer i buy if not then i rent.
I loved the spies vs mercs multiplayer, really going to miss it, however this new multiplayer co-op mode looks sweet, might even be more fun. John Madden you dont have to allow a random player to join in your first playthrough.
Versus is the reason to buy L4D2.
Perhaps I'm alone on this but I found it to be overrated. Being a merc was only half-fun. Co-Op is the way to go!
Why not? Design it with restrictions and incentives for both sides, and it could work. Like making the players who are ambushed stay a certain distance from eachother and on a somewhat laid out path, until the opponents strike; Stuff like that.
double agent had the worst multiplayer in a game maybe EVER
wow i knew it was too good to be true. they took out the versus mode, this is just a epic fail to be honest. this was THE BEST PART OF THE SERIES!!! double agent online was brilliant i still play that from time to time, this is kind of a deal killer. now for shure ill get it but ill end up selling it in a month or 2 cause of no competitive online other than coop which is the same thing everytime.
That sucks. I loved being Mercs. Being a spy just gets you killed fast since they're actually easy to spot if you know where to look not to mention those traps.
Co-op modes are always fun. Spy VS Spy will be great fun, especially will the pesky ai lurking around. Bring it on!
"This is asinine. In your case you shouldn't even be buying games. Just rent them instead if all you really care about is the multiplayer." It's his money. He can decide what he wants to buy with it. And multiplayer in the case of splinter cell adds more replay value than the story ever could. Sad but true.
Well..that sucks . The face off mode sounds good though .
I remember spending countless hours playing Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory online. This news is very disappointing.
Two weeks after release "Spies vs Mercs DLC"
:o seriosuly dissapointed. i hadn't really been keeping up to date with splinter cell news but was obv looking frwd to it. i just presumed this mode would always be there. loved playing it in the old games. ah well, gotta make do with this 1v1 and the co-op modes instead :(
Wow so dissapointed with news ! May cancell my preorder now and just Gamefly it
but wont stop me from getting the game, the online coop modes still sound fun, and I enjoy the splinter cell series, and the mark and execute mechanic looks cool.
there goes 1 of the two main reasons i play splinter cell games. the single player mode entertains me with the engrossing story for 10 hours, while spies vs mercs keeps me entertained for as long as it remains populous online, which was a long time. I LOVE spies vs mercs. sadly i doubt i will be purchasing the game without this mode since it is a HUGE aspect for me :/
Petition time! haha j/k but its the main reason I was interested in this game and past games.
I didn't start loving the series because of Spies vs Mercs but will honestly miss this part of the MP. This is a day one purchase and will hopefully be the best game in the series.
I'll probably have to rent it from gamefly now before I buy it. That sucks :(
It's a real bummer that this is gone now , but at least the co-op looks superb
big tasty tommy knockers
My most looked foward game just turned into a rental at best , extremely dissapointed with this news , bad company 2 just move into my number one slot on Amazon & conviction will be a bargin bin game if I were to own it "and that's a maybe"
I spent uncountable hours on PT and CT Versus mode...I adored it. I cannot believe this. Maybe a Petition is in order? lol...
Dude I'm so Pissed about this news ! I'm trying not to like the coop because it does sound really cool but no spies vs mercs is a HUGE selling point for me , I'll wait till I settle down on horriable news to see of the Coop and sort of verses mode is worth buying . As of now it has Gamefly stamped all over it
This is officially no longer day one for me. I'll wait to watch multiplayer videos on youtube and if looks decent then I'll buy it. For me MP > SP. Guess that's why I like Halo so much, lol
Right after Chaos Theory for me.
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