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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.

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22 Comments
  1. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Cracking. I imagine when this decision was made the individual said. Four player split screen. Bosh! DUNNO why!?

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 16:54.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    dual log in is brilliant, and its a shame 4 players has gone (even though I didn’t ever use it) but the two player screen looks great.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 17:17.
  3. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Dual login is very clever, never seen it before on any Playstatiom. Well done Dylan and team!

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 17:35.
  4. Mclaren193
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Another game gone down the 2 player route, shame, 4 player on Warhawk was awesome. Which, i’ll be sticking to. The beta was a bit dissapointing in my view…

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 18:14.
  5. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 18:31.
  6. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    The return of splitscreen, how i missed you

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 20:28.
  7. Bodachi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Only ever played Warhawk with one mate, didn’t even know it did four player split-screen.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 21:07.
  8. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    I’ll stick with Warhawk, thanks.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 21:11.
  9. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Love that screenshot. Great use of on screen space. It’s a shame that they had to cut 4 player, but will be a better game because of it. Oh, when does the Starhawk beta end?

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 21:48.
  10. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Bummer for those who were looking forward to it but I’m just glad it has 2 player coop at all.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2012 at 22:00.