The Force Unleashed: No Multiplayer, No PC version… what's next?

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What the heck is going on with the new Star Wars title, The Force Unleashed?

When asked by Videogamer.com about the PC versions absence, we got given a really lame excuse that goes something like this:

“The PC being the gaming platform that it is, someone with a $4,000 high-end system would definitely be able to play the Euphoria, the DMM and really technical elements of the game. But someone with a low-end PC would have a watered down experience, they would have to turn all the settings down and it wouldn’t be the same game.”

Yeah, go and tell that to Crytek. Now, we have been told the the game is not going to have multiplayer. When asked about it the PR robot, I mean guy, said “As far as specific reasons are concerned, we don’t really like to get into the reasons why we don’t do things because I don’t think there’s really a satisfactory answer that people would really be happy with. So, there isn’t multiplayer and that’s kind of how it is…”

Well, sorry for asking. How can they remove multiplayer from a game, especially from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game? Don’t they understand the power of multiplayer these days and how it affects peoples choices when purchasing a game? Anyone whos has ever had a good session of multiplayer in any of the Jedi Knight games will know that they are an absolute blast.

What the hell is going to happen next, no lightsabers? All of this is very disappointing for a game that is showing so much promise.

source: Videogamer interview and Kotaku

Last Updated: May 15, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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