No servers for Uncharted 4’s multiplayer

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We told you earlier that Uncharted 4’s multiplayer – which was showcased last night – will be subject to a wealth of microtransactions, which we sincerely hope are only cosmetic. The multiplayer itself looks decidedly offbeat and raucous – a little like The Devil’s Third, only without rainbow-coloured chickens and exploding watermelons.

Like other Uncharted multiplayer bits, I think it’ll be a fun distraction, but hardly a “go to” multiplayer experience. Or perhaps they’ve learned from The Last of Us, which featured a rather good (though also microtransaction addled) multiplayer mode that kept people entertained for ages.

Either way, don’t expect Uncharted 4 to have dedicated servers, or support for them. Nope, it’s proper old-school, in that it’s Peer-to-peer, player hosted stuff.

Lead multiplayer designer Robert Cogburn confirmed that the game’s multiplayer would run as a P2P hosted effort after Paris Games Week multiplayer reveal last night.

In the past, that’s been fine – and even preferred – for we South Africans, especially on console. As the bandwidth requirements for games have increased though, the paltry upload speeds on our asynchronous internet lines has made player hosting increasingly less efficient, and servers more and more necessary.

On that note, here’s some more multiplayer footage to go along with what we saw last night. Like that multiplayer trailer, it comes out of Paris Games Week.

Uncharted 4 is coming to the PlayStation on March 18th 2016. You’ll be able to play the multiplayer beta before year’s end though – with your copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection acting as your key.

Last Updated: October 28, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    This gets my vote for WORST header of the week

    Sorry Geoff, go think about what you did in the corner

    • MY WORK HERE IS DONE.

      • Hammersteyn

        don’t listen to him. Header of the year!

        • oVg

          I can see it going viral…

          need more coffee…

  • WitWolfy

    Didnt expect it to be dedicated to begin with.. Now that I think about it.. I dont think I ever played on a dedicated server before… EVER!

  • oVg

    Did anybody actually play the Uncharted multiplayer before? Or is it just a tick in the box like the Tomb Raider game?

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