BioShock 2 Abandons LAN and Dedicated Servers in Favor of “Solid Game Foundation”

17

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

edorsi

It looks like they were forced to patch in some form of multiplayer to appease the accounting and marketing folks. They then hop on the bandwagon of "lets make it platform agnostic" instead of tailoring each release to the strengths and weaknesses of the respective platform. I think we're finally seeing the Hollywood blockbuster bottom line focused technique of movies in the game industry. PC gaming is nearly dead.

avatar

DBsantos77

 Lol, people over react so bad on MP. 

Can You REALLY imagine playing Bioshock on Multi??

I can understand Modern Warfare 2, but Rapture?

Bioshock has an amazing single player experience. No need to jack it up with POS multiplayer. FFS people.

-Santos

avatar

nekollx

 Agree

And if you read the quite they basicly said "we could do everything half assed or a few things well" and even used "unfortunatly" unlike some other games which seem to loath LAN/DS *cough*ModernFailfare2*cough*

 

DS/LAN could be in a update... 

------------------------------
Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

avatar

Biceps

Yeah, you have to admire them for being honest... and when I think about Bioshock 2, MP is far from the top of the list in terms of things I consider important to creating an excellent sequal.  Look at it this way, if MP on Bioshock 2 starts raising the roof, they can always add dedicated servers in Bioshock 3, right.  Mmmmmm... Bioshock 3...mmmm.

avatar

D3lt4

Honestly, i would much rather prefer them not even wasting time on multiplayer, but based on pure principal alone I won't buy it (right away anyways, since this isn't like modern failfare ) since this trend is disturbing.

I don't feel this, buy an over priced game and pay us more and more to play crappy maps we half assed.

I don't want sudo lan, I dont want console ports, i dont want some gimmicky crap that can't run dedicated servers.

 

All the code for all of this is there, everyone has it. You really have to go out of your way to not have those.

avatar

dmonkyking

I'm not sure why every FPS that comes out needs to automatically have some kind MP support.  There's already a lot of great MP games out there.  I would rather them invest their resources into tweaking up a great SP experience and if the need arises to add MP they can later on.  I think many SP games are ruined when they try to invest resources into MP tack ons.  I thought that was actually the reason they didn't add MP in the first Bioshock.

avatar

Neufeldt2002

What amazes me is that gaming on the PC was single player for along time. Then, multiplayer support was added for added gaming fun. Some games have weak single player modes and people complain. Now, some games have weak multiplayer modes, and people complain. Always with the complaining. If you haven't played the game, you have no right to complain. Try playing the game the way the developers intended, you might like it. If you only like multiplayer games fine, but don't complain when a game that only had single player mode couldn't come up with a multi mode in the sequel.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

I wanted a signature, but all I got was this ________

avatar

pcwizmtl

I can swallow no dedicated servers but, no LAN?

that's just fail

avatar

LatiosXT

Does Bioshock even need multiplayer? When I saw the pre-order commercial for Bioshock at Gamestop, I was thinking "really? multiplayer?"

 I swear it's like game developers these days think they need multiplayer. But I guess if this is what it takes to survive in the gaming industry...

avatar

Vegan

Meh, I don't do MP gaming anyway. Doesn't affect me.

avatar

D3lt4

Cancelling my pre-order now. Same like Modern Warefare, don't have it, don't want it and I am not going to waste my money on it.

avatar

Biceps

Did you even play the first Bioshock???!!

avatar

D3lt4

Several times, it was good.

avatar

D3lt4

Several times, it was good.

avatar

ThunderBolt

Battlefield Bad Company 2 PC Beta starts TODAY!  Got 2 beta keys already :)

Screw you Bioshock 2 & Modern Warfare 2 for not having dedicated servers.  I will just download your game for single player instead of buying it for multiplayer.  Another $60 saved.

avatar

Biceps

Hey, look everyone!  A thief!

avatar

dj-anon

Well, it is official, PC gaming is finally coming to an end.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.