Radical talks Prototype single player focus
- Posted April 21st, 2009 at 10:40 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 16 Comments
Radical Entertainment has confirmed once and for all that upcoming sandbox outing Prototype will not incorporate multiplayer functionality, with the game focusing entirely on a single player experience.
Speaking to VG247, executive producer Tim Bennison commented: “Prototype is 100 percent focused on a great single-player experience.”
“The game is an origin story that weaves a government conspiracy around the main character of Alex Mercer, and we really need to get those elements perfect.”
However, Bennison pointed out that throwing multiplayer out of the window has afforded the team plenty of room to squeeze the most out of Mercer’s elaborate powers and combat techniques.
“The biggest benefit of focusing purely on single-player is the team’s ability to really maximize the over-the-top powers and abilities of Alex’s shape-shifting and combat skills,” he said.
“The first time a player throws a corrupt Blackwatch soldier into the blades of an attack chopper, we think they’ll have a big smile on their face,” Bennison boasted.
Despite flirting with the possibility of adding a multiplayer component in June 2008, the idea was ultimately dropped earlier this year. Prototype hits PS3, PC and Xbox 360 on June 12.
- 5:42am EDT - April 21st, 2009
first lol @ kopkiwi
- 5:43am EDT - April 21st, 2009
What kind of idiot thought this was gonna be multiplayer?
- 5:55am EDT - April 21st, 2009
yes! no multiplayer....i prefer games without mulitplayer :) i dont see why people want multiplayer in their games. its ok for FPS but outside of that not so much. coop multiplayer is only just acceptable in other games.
Fooker......what to you get out of that?? u seem to do that alot. its not cool. nd why u lol'ing(no such word but hey) at kopkiwi. not cool dude.
- 5:58am EDT - April 21st, 2009
ori kwl cant wait for this game its gun be klass
- 7:14am EDT - April 21st, 2009
This game has "Big Let-down" written all over it. I feel it. Definitley waiting for a review.
- 8:04am EDT - April 21st, 2009
I don't know yet, maybe, I also will wait for review
- 8:29am EDT - April 21st, 2009
I wasnt expecting multiplayer anyway.
- 9:42am EDT - April 21st, 2009
"However, Bennison pointed out that throwing multiplayer out of the window..."
Translation: We were too lazy to do anything else, so this game sucks. Go buy Infamous.
Just the way he said it was lousy and shows me enough why this game is "PC-pickup" worthy.
- 12:33pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
I'm so glad to hear that this game will not have multi player. Some games are just not made for that experience. Seems to me these days too many games force multiplayer into the mix and it ends up being pretty lame anyway. Don't get me wrong I love to play online but I don't think that every game needs to have it.
- 1:17pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
im getting infamous for sure next month but i gotta see more gameplay videos of prototype
- 1:30pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
I'm ready for this, and of course Infamous!!!!
- 2:38pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
im not gonna buy this anyways
- 3:41pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
what happened to june 9th release?
- 3:58pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
Im going to skip over Infamous and by this :)
- 5:19pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
Games with MP end up having a single player campaign thats too short. When will people realize this? Good on them for ditching MP.
- 8:54pm EDT - April 21st, 2009
@14 Why would you buy a multi-platform game, that by definition won't be optimized for the PS3, over a great exclusive game like Infamous??? Remember Assassin's Creed??????
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