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    PS4 games with(out) split-screen multiplayer?!?

    I was planning to invite my friends at ps4 release to spend the weekend together exploring the new console. Now I'm pretty shocked to see that, many, that is actually ALL games I was going to get and even optinal alternative games do not support split-screen multiplayer!

    These games are:
    Battlefield 4
    NfS Rivals
    Killzone Shadow Fall
    Drive Club

    Wtf!!?!?
    It was said, developers want to put emphasis on online multiplayer - but obviously playing online is far away from playing together with your friends in one room! The latter is way more fun, with no doubt!

    What do you guys think about this?

    And what other games would you recommend, that have such "offline multiplayer" features?
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    Persuade ur friends to also get the ps4, and then play online with them. Lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by Serinous View Post
    Persuade ur friends to also get the ps4, and then play online with them. Lol
    The are getting the ps4, too (some sooner, some later), but playing online is definitely not the same, as I said before.
    "Luckily, the Helghan economy is based on moving explosive material around in barrels,
    which gives the humans an edge in combat."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaystation View Post
    The are getting the ps4, too (some sooner, some later), but playing online is definitely not the same, as I said before.
    You could always get them to bring their PS4's and TV's round and play system link (maybe more hassle than it's worth lol)
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    A couple of shooters had split-screen with the present consoles but it wasn't common.

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    Are developers trying to say that we, gamers, don't have real friends? Honestly, having friends come over and playing against each other is a lot funner than playing them online. That's a fun factor for a game that will make sure that I keep it when I'm done beating it. Why are they getting away from this? It's dumb imo

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    Slightly off topic but I'm assuming then if these games don't have multiplayer split screen they don't have offline co-op either? I get much more enjoyment out of a game when I have someone next to me. It's sad that online and offline co-op has taken a backseat to or in some cases shoved right out of the car to make room for online multiplayer.

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    1v1 & 2v2 BF4 would suck anyway.
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    COD: Ghosts Extinction mode probably has 4 player on screen, sure someone can enlighten us.....
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    COD: Ghosts PS3 has the usual, broad suite of split-screen features, except all modes, online or off or both if supported, are now 2 players, not 4. I haven't played COD: Ghosts PS4 yet but everything I've read is that it's feature-plus with PS3 version. In other words, it's got the same features the PS3 version has plus a few features specific to PS4. For example, I think the PS4 version does remote play on Vita.

    Extinction has 2-player offline split-screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanfordmay View Post
    COD: Ghosts PS3 has the usual, broad suite of split-screen features, except all modes, online or off or both if supported, are now 2 players, not 4. I haven't played COD: Ghosts PS4 yet but everything I've read is that it's feature-plus with PS3 version. In other words, it's got the same features the PS3 version has plus a few features specific to PS4. For example, I think the PS4 version does remote play on Vita.

    Extinction has 2-player offline split-screen.
    Better than nothing, I suppose......

    FIFA 14 will allow you to have multiple players on screen at one time (granted if you don't like football then this doesn't help lol)
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    I bought a PS4 together with my brother. We also bought 2 controllers, so we could play together or play with friends. While searching for offline multiplayer on BF4 and KZ Shadow Fall, i couldn't believe that it was gone...

    Am I the only one with the opinion that playing PS was so much fun because of the fact that you could play anything with friends in ONE ROOM? I got so much good memories of playing on the PS1, 2 and 3 with friends...
    Now it feels like Sony thinks that we are all no-lifes without friends, in a dark room. It's a real bummer for me, why would they get rid of something so much fun.

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    Split-screen multiplayer has been obsolete for over a decade now.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVanelderen View Post
    I bought a PS4 together with my brother. We also bought 2 controllers, so we could play together or play with friends. While searching for offline multiplayer on BF4 and KZ Shadow Fall, i couldn't believe that it was gone...

    Am I the only one with the opinion that playing PS was so much fun because of the fact that you could play anything with friends in ONE ROOM? I got so much good memories of playing on the PS1, 2 and 3 with friends...
    Now it feels like Sony thinks that we are all no-lifes without friends, in a dark room. It's a real bummer for me, why would they get rid of something so much fun.
    I don't think it's something that will happen with ALL PS4 games in the future but it does seem that quite a lot of games now only focus on single player and multiplayer and very often don't include co-op which is a shame, but hopefully we shall start to see a come back, you never know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaystation View Post
    I was planning to invite my friends at ps4 release to spend the weekend together exploring the new console. Now I'm pretty shocked to see that, many, that is actually ALL games I was going to get and even optinal alternative games do not support split-screen multiplayer!

    These games are:
    Battlefield 4
    NfS Rivals
    Killzone Shadow Fall
    Drive Club

    Wtf!!?!?
    It was said, developers want to put emphasis on online multiplayer - but obviously playing online is far away from playing together with your friends in one room! The latter is way more fun, with no doubt!

    What do you guys think about this?

    And what other games would you recommend, that have such "offline multiplayer" features?
    It's been this way since the PS3/360 generation started, unfortunately.

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    I love split screen co op and mp games. And it hasn't been this way for a decade as I played lots of games split screen last gen. I think they are missing a trick here, it's certainly not going to help their controller sales.

    Here are just some from the PS3 era

    R:FoM
    Resistance 2
    Resistance 3
    Kz 3
    F1 2011
    Army of Two
    Borderlands
    Borderlands 2
    CoD MW 2
    CoD MW 3
    CoD Black Ops
    CoD Black Ops 2
    Far Cry 3
    Haze (lol)

    They're loads more!

    Bring back split screen (and couch co op)
    Last edited by TidalPhoenix; 01-24-2014 at 14:07.

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    I hope that it will come back as well. Another thing that I don't really like is the fact that many games will be focussing on multiplayer more often, instead of making a nice single player as well.
    (Battlefield for example would try this out in further games, not sure if it's true - so don't shoot me if it's incorrect)

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    My 3d lg tv is cool with split screen. The tv displays both players full screen and with different sets of glasses each of you can only see your game.

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    This again. We started the last gen with this hooplah.


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    This was a big complaint of mine which started last gen (PS3/360)
    God forbid people have actual friends IRL as well as online...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparc View Post
    I love split screen co op and mp games. And it hasn't been this way for a decade as I played lots of games split screen last gen. I think they are missing a trick here, it's certainly not going to help their controller sales.

    Here are just some from the PS3 era

    R:FoM
    Resistance 2
    Resistance 3
    Kz 2
    Kz 3
    F1 2011
    Army of Two
    Borderlands
    Borderlands 2
    CoD MW
    CoD MW 2
    CoD MW 3
    CoD Black Ops
    CoD Black Ops 2
    Far Cry 3
    Haze (lol)

    They're loads more!

    Bring back split screen (and couch co op)
    KZ2 had no split screen, and I am not 100% sure, but I doubt the first Cod MW had it either.

    Anyway, Resistance 1, a launch game had Split Screen Co-op, and 4 player local versus.
    Its incredible that no launch exclusive PS4 shooter has these features.
    I am sure of if Insomniac made a launch PS4 game, it would have been comparable to Resistance 1 in this regard.
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

    Playstation Move for the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator 101 View Post
    KZ2 had no split screen, and I am not 100% sure, but I doubt the first Cod MW had it either.
    Apologies - you're correct. Age has plagued my memory

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    Right about KZ2 but Modern Warfare did have split-screen...

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