Those of you that were hoping to play FASA’s Shadowrun together with a friend, sharing the screen, in some splitscreen action are set up for disappointment. FASA’s Lead Program Manager ‘Kimona’ reported that there will be no splitting screens in Shadowrun due to time constraints. The announcement was made on the official Shadowrun forums after GamerAndy broke the news in his podcast.
“We wanted to do it and had a good deal of the work done for it already. But there was a lot of UI and testing work remaining. We decided to focus on making what we have even more polished and clean.”
We’re as bummed out as you are by the lack of the splitscreen option, missing a feature like this in a game that relies on team play as heavily as Shadowrun does just plain sucks. However, the ability to play versus PC gamers using Live Anywhere should make this game more interesting than the average online shooter and we’re definitely keeping our eyes on this one. Shadowrun is set for a release sometime this year.
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