Splitscreen multiplayer offline in Xbox 360 games

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#1 Posted by longello (155 posts) -

Why isn't offline splitscreen implemented more frequently? Surely there are people who have friends but no Live subscription playing as well????

Is it that the Xbox 360 is too weak hardware wise to do this (apart from Halo and Gears which have this) for most games?

#2 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

It's all about the devs using them or not.

#3 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

Why isn't offline splitscreen implemented more frequently? Surely there are people who have friends but no Live subscription playing as well????

Is it that the Xbox 360 is too weak hardware wise to do this (apart from Halo and Gears which have this) for most games?

longello

If Halo and Gears can support it then so can other games. The problem is devs not using it. Online play is nice, but I do like having local mutliplayer as well and often prefer it.

#4 Posted by LoserMike (4915 posts) -

Graphics have to be dumbed down to do split-screen.

#5 Posted by longello (155 posts) -

Graphics have to be dumbed down to do split-screen.

LoserMike

Really? I didn't notice any change in Gears?

#6 Posted by Hakud0ushi (7613 posts) -

[QUOTE="LoserMike"]

Graphics have to be dumbed down to do split-screen.

longello

Really? I didn't notice any change in Gears?

Exactly. Gears is a great example that's not true. I agree with TC, should have more split games, but hey! Borderlands is coming out soon, and it's gonna be a blast! ;)
#7 Posted by LoserMike (4915 posts) -

[QUOTE="LoserMike"]

Graphics have to be dumbed down to do split-screen.

longello

Really? I didn't notice any change in Gears?

The graphics don't look as good in split-screen as in single-screen. The textures aren't as detailed.
#8 Posted by TheCaveRat (3672 posts) -

Yeah, they need to make more offline split-screen games and ADD BOTS! *drools over memories of Time Splitters*

#9 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Yeah, they need to make more offline split-screen games and ADD BOTS! *drools over memories of Time Splitters*

TheCaveRat

*Drools over the memories of Perfect Dark and wait for it to come out this winter*

#10 Posted by longello (155 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheCaveRat"]

Yeah, they need to make more offline split-screen games and ADD BOTS! *drools over memories of Time Splitters*

mitu123

*Drools over the memories of Perfect Dark and wait for it to come out this winter*

So Perfect Dark and Borderlands will both have offline splitscreen coop ?

#11 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="TheCaveRat"]

Yeah, they need to make more offline split-screen games and ADD BOTS! *drools over memories of Time Splitters*

longello

*Drools over the memories of Perfect Dark and wait for it to come out this winter*

So Perfect Dark and Borderlands will both have offline splitscreen coop ?

Yes, but Perfect Dark is being updated graphically since it's a N64 game remade for XBLA BTW and there's vids of splitscreen co-op for both games. Screenshots:

#12 Posted by photobooth (276 posts) -

Graphics have to be dumbed down to do split-screen.

LoserMike

The single player experience stays the same though. It has no negative effect on the quality of the product, it just takes time to implement which means it adds to the cost of the game. That's likely why few devs do it these days, since they must feel it's not worth it. I disagree since I LOVE splitscreen gaming, but there doesn't seem to be any signs of this trend stopping.