During the 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand demo videogaming247 were privy to at Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca last week, game director Julian Widdows confirmed that the game will be locked at 30 frames a second and that two-player online co-op would be featured.
“If someone was joining now their Gamertag would appear over that player’s head,” he said, pointing at one of Fiddy’s “crew”.
“It’s drop-drop out, absolute hot-swap. If you decide to be another character it will just hot-swap that character out.”
The game’s alpha stage frame-rate was a little choppy. Widdows allayed fears:
“Historically we’ve found that as long as you have consistent 30, then that’s absolutely fine for a shooter,” he explained. “The 60 mantle is a difficult one to achieve, especially when you’re going for the graphical quality we’re going for.
“When you drop down from 60, it all feels pretty rough. However at consistent 30, even if you drop a frame occasionally you never really notice it, so that’s the decision behind that.”
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is coming to 360 and PS3 in the fourth quarter this year.
By Mike Bowden