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.

22 Comments

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

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

  2. Very nice use of screen real estate. Top marks.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. :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

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

  7. 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 :)

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

  9. 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.

  10. Wonder if LAN support is still in…

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