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ModNation Racers to bring fun back to the couch, says UFG

Tuesday, 23rd March 2010 20:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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United Front Games has explained the split-screen co-op bits for ModNation Racers over on the US PS Blog.

Announced at GDC, the two and four-person split-screen bit is in addition to the 12-person multiplayer via PSN.

“We wanted to make sure we delivered two-player split-screen. From the start, we wanted our two-player split-screen to work online,” wrote designer Mat Thomas. “ModNation Racers enables you and a friend to go online and play the game together. This makes for intense competition and a lot of fun. You can play action races and pure races together. More importantly, two players can play together on any tracks developed by United Front Games or anyone online.

“Finally, we decided to deliver the four-player couch experience. This was a lot of work, but we have managed to create a great experience where four friends can settle down for some great kart racing. What we have delivered is a fantastic local multiplayer experience reminiscent of some of our best local multiplayer play sessions from years gone by. Again, you can play action or pure race, as well as race on any tracks in the game created by United Front Games or other players.

“Overall, our multiplayer experience has been created to cater to all different players, and we feel that when people play the game they will be able to get the experience they desire. We can’t wait for all our fans to join the ModNation in May.”

You can read the full thing through here, and check the video out as well.

It’s out May 25 in the US.

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8 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    I’m in full support of settee multiplayer… but I worry about it in MNR.

    Even during single player the games framerate jumps around and load times are unacceptable… 4 player split screen would only exacerbate these issues.

    I’m basing these opinions off the beta though, so it could be much improved.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    According to the devs, it has.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    I’m looking forward to some Go-Kart mayhem, butOnlineatron are you still playing the beta? I’m pretty sure they will have that iron out before release….I hope.

    Edit: yea you should have made your ignorance clear the first time onlineatron

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    Ignorance?

    Not to emulate BDH too much but check out this post beta build of the game.
    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-modnation-racers/17-2118/
    You’ll notice the load times are still far from ideal.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The Hindle

    Off topic guys but its to do with Sony, they are rumoured to have snagged some big exclusivity deal.

    http://psinsider.e-mpire.com/index.php?categoryid=17&m_articles_articleid=1556

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The1stMJC

    I hate FUN

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 Bullshit from Playstation Insider (From Playstation fanboys.)
    No one know what they are up to.

    If it is a super epic shit that will blow everybody’s mind, i’m sure for 100% that they will keep that exclusive deal only within CEO’s key people. Thats how it works in business.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Fun’s never stopped on my sofa!

    Wait, that sounded bad…!

    #8 4 years ago

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