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Co-Op the next trend in gaming and my problem with it

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OK, E3 you gave us a lot of games to look forward to but I think we've all noticed a new trend in the gaming industry. It's cooperative multiplayer.

Which makes sense considering how both Sony and Microsoft have been pushing this whole "Interconnected community". I like the idea, honesty I truly do but this is my fear after watching all the E3 footage I can and then sleeping on it.

What happened to local co-op? Were we told that Assassin's Creed Unity supports split screen? What about Far Cry 4? Evolve? Fable Legends? Anyone?

See the problem. At E3, we were told that all these great games have cooperative multiplayer and cheers to that. Who wouldn't want to explore and kill hundreds of guards in Assassin's Creed Unity with other players online but I have a second Playstation 4 controller at home gathering dust.

This is my fear for gaming's latest trend. With both the Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold services needed to play online on next gen consoles, more people are subscribing to these premium services, meaning more people are connected to a continuously growing online network whether that is the PSN or Xbox Live.
However, I feel that game developers when seeing this data suddenly feel that the next stage in improving their games in particular the multiplayer aspect of their games, is to tap into this growing number of people being connected online. Therefore, when they make the multiplayer, developers are tailoring them to be played online and support for  local co-op is being ignored.
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About ALL95one of us since 5:45 AM on 06.03.2014

A simple lover of video games and the gaming industry.

I enjoy anime, pop culture, reading and of course video games. I have a highly particular interest in books that explore the lore and worlds of video game universes.

 



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