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Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op

Bulletstorm developer interview on the Telegraph talks with "Clifford" Bleszinski, asking the artist formerly known as CliffyB some questions about Bulletstorm as Epic prepares to launch the first-person shooter they co-developed with People Can Fly (thanks Computer and Video Games). One question asks why there's no campaign co-op, and Clifford explains that they found that it made the game into a "downhill skiing simulator," saying:

First off, it was in there at one point and it actually worked, but we found that the game shifted from being this kind of puzzle shooter into essentially this downhill skiing simulator, where people were seeing how fast they could get to the bottom of the mountain. Really the game just broke down, and it was a situation where people would race through the game, ignoring the vistas and they wouldn't set up as many skillshots. So when we made the decision to go straight campaign, it gave us the chance to put in one-offs that could only be controlled by one player, like the giant robotic dinosaur, where you don't have to worry about Player 2, or slow motion one-offs that could only occur in a single player game.

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50. Re: Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op Feb 21, 2011, 17:12 wolve
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 16:47:
In this case I will very readily use "everyone," as I'm pretty much the only person in this post willing to admit that companies would rather shoe-horn in multiplayer for the sake of sales than cut it for the sake of quality. If Epic was as evil and greedy as everyone here keeps claiming they'd pretty happily slap in multiplayer, which is already in the engine, just to brag about it on the back of the box.

Can I get a exclusion from your use of "everyone" here? I certainly find it disheartening whenever game devs throw in multiplayer just to add another blurb / checkbox to the back of the game packaging. Bioshock 2 definitely didn't need multiplayer, and neither did AC: Brotherhood (I wonder how MP is in Dead Space 2). Companies are adding multiplayer into too many games that don't benefit from it.

Oh and the comment by m0deth that Epic knows "dickle about coop games" cracked me up good. The Gears of War games are some of the best co-op shooters on console.
 
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