Posted 21 March
Starhawk Brings Back Split Screen Head-To-Head And Co-Op Matches
Ahoy there Starhawk fans!
As most Warhawk players know, there’s nothing quite like “couch gaming!” That is to say, playing video games on the same TV with a friend. Lots of games have it. Games like Dancy, Dance Today, Dance Forever, Dance 2 Dance, Dance Dancy Dance, Dance off the Pounds, Dance Crazy, or even Dance Your Self Esteem Away. The list goes on and on! Dancing is fine and all, but there’s nothing that can quite replace the thrill of fragging your buddy sitting next to you – especially if he’s being a lame hillbilly (deep, deep love of shotguns).
In Warhawk you could play with some friends and have a proper night of gaming in the same room. Just think….face to face and frag to frag! Sharing nachos, smack talk, profanity…good times! Well, we’re happy to let you know that Starhawk has the exact same feature! OK…not the EXACT same feature. We’ve spent some time making it better, we think.
2-Player Split Screen: Yes, we’ve got Split Screen. You can play with another friend on the same PlayStation 3 on the same TV. We are very aware that some of you wanted 4-player split screen like Warhawk. We thought about it a lot and decided not to go this route. Based on our data, not enough people ever used 4-player split in Warhawk, so we concentrated our efforts in other areas, such as making 2-player just plain better. For the few people that actually played 4-player split screen…we’re very sorry about that. For everyone else, we think you’ll like the aspect ratio change and the bigger radar map.
Dual Log-In: Yes, two players can sign in on one PS3. You can sign in using your PSN ID on the same machine and retain the XP you earn at your friend’s house. And you can still take that hard-earned XP home with you and apply it to your character there. Although, if you’re Player 2, you can’t earn trophies or character customizations (outfits, paint jobs, decals, etc.) as these are saved directly to the PS3. It’s not perfect, but it’s way better than Warhawk where Player 2 couldn’t level up at all. You can play Co-Op off-line as well, but no stats get recorded.
You can always go on-line by yourself and play with 31 other players if you’re not into couch gaming. Either way, Starhawk will give you plenty of choices. It’s up to you how you want to take advantage of them. So get your urban dictionary skillz on. It’s Fraggin’ Time.