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Starhawk Drops Four Player Split-screen

But two-player will be 'better'.

Florence Kum, Senior Producer at SCEE, has revealed that Starhawk will not feature a four player split screen. Instead, the studio have been concentrating on the two player mode, which will be “better”.

“We are very aware that some of you wanted 4-player split screen like Warhawk,” says the article. “We thought about it a lot and decided not to go this route.”

“Based on our data, not enough people ever used 4-player split in Warhawk, so we concentrated our efforts in other areas, such as making 2-player just plain better. For the few people that actually played 4-player split screen…we’re very sorry about that.”

“For everyone else, we think you’ll like the aspect ratio change and the bigger radar map.”

Dual log-in is in, though, which means two players playing locally will be able to join up and both sign into their PSN accounts.

  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Didn’t even know Warhawk could do 4 player split screen.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:10.
    • Klart
      Since: Jun 2010

      It’s very cool. I think it’s pretty much the only game ever to have 4 player split screen in online games.

      Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 16:30.
  2. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Very nice use of screen real estate. Top marks.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:12.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Wise move, do what you do well rather than spreading yourself too thinly.

    Sure there will be a very very tiny amount of people put out by it, but overwhelming number of people would be happy with single player & local split screen will suffice.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:15.
  4. Kronik76
    Since: Jun 2009

    I occasionally played 4 player splitscreen Warhawk, but to be honest if you’ve not got a huge TV it can sometimes be difficult to see what’s going on. I enjoy splitscreen gaming, but it can be a big disadvantage when going up against other people online who can most likely see far more due to having more screen to look at.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:16.
  5. cam_manutd
    Since: May 2010

    :O warhawk 4 player was amazing..suppose visually it would be impaired with the sheer amount happening on screen. Still looking forward to it though :D

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:32.
  6. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    I didn’t even know Starhawk was supposed to have split-screen, looks great!

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:39.
  7. ProjectJAY
    Since: Aug 2009

    Sad to see 4-player split screen go, but at least their reasoning is legit. Still very much frothing at the mouth for this game :)

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 15:55.
  8. gaffers101
    Since: Oct 2008

    This is a great use of the screen, and being able to use 2 PSN accounts even better.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 16:26.
  9. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Dual log-in is great, although I’d much prefer them to keep 4 player split screen in the game, would be much more fun with a group of mates.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 16:36.
  10. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Wonder if LAN support is still in…

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 16:44.