While it was disappointing to hear that Peggle 2's multiplayer is online only, the real tragedy here is that the game is currently an Xbox One exclusive. A future update will mark the return of Peggle's Duel mode and, thankfully, it supports both local and online play.
There aren't any specifics on release info yet, but the update will be free.
"I'm also happy to announce that Duels are just the beginning," wrote producer Jared Neuss in a Facebook post breaking the news. "There are lots of surprises in store for Peggle 2 fans and we'll be bringing you regular updates as we continue to expand and add to the world that we've built."
I'm now watching YouTube videos of people playing Peggle 2. It's come to this.
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