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Anyone else think that lack of splitscreen is a deliberate attempt to...

#1Gnarly_BPosted 10/27/2011 9:42:01 AM
...increase sales?

By limiting the number of people that can play with one copy of a game, more copies of the game have to be bought to have the same number of people playing.

I know that some people might not buy a game because it doesn't have splitscreen but there might also be people who buy an extra copy because they want to play with a friend or something but can't do the splitscreen.

Thoughts?
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#2sarisuppiusPosted 10/27/2011 10:03:53 AM
Not at all. I just think it has to do with hardware limitations.
#3XeonexFlashPosted 10/27/2011 10:14:06 AM
Lack of split-screen is simply because online is becoming more standard.
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#4brianbadongyPosted 10/27/2011 10:15:39 AM
Not at all. I just think it has to do with hardware limitations.

This is correct. It's harder to implement then 3D.
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#5Jonny2284Posted 10/27/2011 10:22:03 AM
Like sarisuppius said, it's not about sales. We're now in the 3rd generation where so much emphasis has gone on graphics that gameplay often suffers and for good or ill we're not at the stage where you're pushing the hardware that hard that it's just not capable of split screen and quite honestly it's such a minority market these days that it's seldom worth the effort to cultivate that market by creating a gimped game mode.
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#6demundoPosted 10/27/2011 11:51:19 AM
...move into the 21st century.
#7Arucard05Posted 10/27/2011 11:54:31 AM

From: demundo | #006
...move into the 21st century.


Online gaming will never, ever replicate the experience of playing games in person.
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#8JKSonicPosted 10/27/2011 11:56:34 AM
The hardware limitations excuse is pretty lame IMO. They've been doing split screen since the days of SNES (not sure if the NES had any spit screen games). Even on an older 3d system like the N64 or PS1 they did it and they made it work. It usually took a hit in texture quality and a hit in fps, but guess what? If somebody wants to play split screen they're going to play it whether or not it gets 30fps or 15...

IMO it's mostly just laziness, not sales.
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#9gorilla47Posted 10/27/2011 11:58:46 AM(edited)
Arucard05 posted...
From: demundo | #006
...move into the 21st century.
Online gaming will never, ever replicate the experience of playing games in person.


Agreed, came in to post something similar. Some of the younger crowd won't understand that.
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#10Mutant1988Posted 10/27/2011 12:00:16 PM
"The hardware limitations excuse is pretty lame IMO"

It's also absolutely bull****.

Gears of War anyone?

Time might be a limitation, but not the technology, with FEW exceptions (Battlefield series mainly, what with rendering massive environments for an FPS).
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