Will Duke Nukem's 8 player cap kill the online?

Duke Nukem Forever ditches the common trend for big team battles in favour of 8 players maximum. Is this going to be enough for today's gamers?

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rabidpancakeburglar3352d ago (Edited 3352d ago )

The multiplayer won't really be a success anyway, I don't see why having fewer players would affect the multiplayer. The multiplayer could be absolute quality but these games never win over the cod crowd

shades723352d ago

There's a certain standard with MP gaming these days and 8 seems a bit low for a current generation title. I guess if it works, then it wont matter.

rabidpancakeburglar3352d ago

I know but it won't really affect the quality of the multiplayer

pixelsword3352d ago (Edited 3352d ago )

It all depends on the quality.

I personally think it will work.

This game basically started in the era when four players was the limit in gameplay and the boards and layout was likely developed around that.

Like Dark Advocation said below: Gears was 8 players and Gears 2 is only ten, but it's really fun to play.

Solid_Snake-3352d ago

gears of war was 8 players and ended up been a massive success online.

Bnet3433352d ago

I knew someone would mention Gears (10 players in Gears 2 and 3) Thing is, Gears is a different approach. It's a tactical game that requires moving cover to cover, etc. PLays different from FPSs. The more players Gears has the worst it is. I think 10 is fine, but more than that would be pushing it.

Solidus187-SCMilk3352d ago

and it only had 10 players at once. but that was a 3rd person shooter.

8 players for a FPS is pretty weak but it all depends on the maps and gameplay. Small maps with quick gameplay could make it seem like more than 8 people. The most competitive modes in halo are 4 vs 4, so maybe it will be very competitive?

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bunt-custardly3352d ago

Well 8 players worked for Gears of War, just so long as the map design and gameplay is up to scratch, then Duke has the potential to deliver a quality mp experience.

pixelsword3352d ago


(I wrote that looking at the previous conversation and didn't see your comment, so I'll reference you in my post :D)

Saryk3352d ago

Like stated before me, it will depend on the game if the player amount works. In BFBC2 64 is a blast , but 8 friends playing against each other is fun too.

Legionaire20053352d ago

Perfect Dark 64 was 4 players and 8 NPC back in the day. Duke Nukem 64 had 4 players. You can play competitive multiplayer in single player stages lol and players would rotate to a different part of the level to keep up with other players near by and including NPCs.

bumnut3352d ago

Is it 8 players on pc too?

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