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Ubisoft considering online multiplayer for Fighter Within

Friday, 23rd August 2013 12:52 GMT By Dave Owen

Ubisoft’s Kinect reliant, and therefore Xbox One exclusive, Fighter Within already features local multiplayer. That’s probably the closest to a real fight most of us will ever come. But Ubisoft is still evaluating whether you’ll be able to beat up strangers online.

Speaking to Joystiq, Associate Producer Nicolas Joye said: Since the beginning, [we've noted] online can potentially be an issue,” Joye said. “We’ll see what we do with it. Xbox One also is something that [Microsoft] is working on, their whole Live system behind it. We’re not aware of everything Microsoft is doing on their side, so we can’t detail anything right now but we’ll see later.”

There’s clearly a hope that online multiplayer will be available for the game, but it would seem that it might not be an easy thing to execute. It might even be a case of it being patched in after the game has launched.

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15 Comments

  1. Ali

    The characters designs and arenas are so refreshing and different from current market fighters… its a shame its a kinect game !

    #1 11 months ago
  2. yeoung

    Wait wait wait, when this game was announced I assumed the MP would be online instead of local. Mostly seeing as punching and kicking within the same couple square meters as your opponent whilst looking at a tv just seems.. well.. stupid? Possibly dangerous?

    I like practicing martial arts, and do in fact dream of a virtual reality fighting simulator with force feedback vests, etc. This is not that, nor is it an attempt at anything close to that. Also wonder what the latency will be with all those flailing limbs..

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Eregol

    Nathan Brown (from Edge) posted a video on Twitter of two people playing it at Gamescom. The movements were barely picked up, and those that were, were miles behind the actual movements.

    Let me see if I can find it…….

    Edit: Here it is
    http://youtu.be/xYctLfM7ufA

    #3 11 months ago
  4. PS4FANB0Y

    @3 – How well does the PS Camera pick up movements? Is it better than Kinect 2?

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Eregol

    Right…….
    Troll is as troll does.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. PS4FANB0Y

    I’m not the one who went out his way to find a video to trash the Kinect 2.

    Look in the mirror, that’s 100% troll.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Eregol

    Guy asks about lag. Someone answers remembering they’ve seen a vid. Said person posts that vid…..

    I fail to see the troll…..oh, but hey, there’s your username. That really gives you a high horse to stand on right?

    #7 11 months ago
  8. PS4FANB0Y

    Movements “were MILES behind actual movements”. Not trashing at all…

    Eregol sounds like a name from the Hobbits movie. So not sure what usernames have to do with it.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Eregol

    If you can’t see how usernames come in to it you’re much thicker than I originally thought.

    And yes, I said they were miles behind, which IF you watch the video you will see they are. So, what’s your point?

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Eregol

    Also, this is more an indictment of Ubisoft, the guys who made Fighter’s Uncaged and are now making this.

    You going to start defending Fighters Uncaged now?

    #10 11 months ago
  11. PS4FANB0Y

    So if I said in a DriveClub article, DriveClub looks like it runs at 10fps and looks like a PS3 game… that’s not trolling?

    #11 11 months ago
  12. TF_PtMaster

    @11 nah just sound stupid…

    #12 11 months ago
  13. PS4FANB0Y

    @12 – “Nah just SOUD stupid…”

    That on the other hand sounds smart.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Eregol

    That would be trolling actually because Evolution studios haven’t made a racing game that runs at 10fps and what’s wrong with looking like a PS3 game? GT6 will run at 60fps and at 1080p, and that’s on PS3.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. hyperjoystick

    Meh, at least crappy next gen games look better than crappy current gen games.

    #15 11 months ago

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