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BioShock 2 will feature multiplayer

BioShock 2 will feature multiplayer

BioShock 2 will, unlike the original title, feature both co-operative and multiplayer gameplay modes.

More news has been slipping out of the latest issue of Game Informer in the US, revealing more and more details about the much anticipated BioShock 2.

Today's morsel of info is a big one though, namely that the game will definitely feature a multiplayer element, unlike the original game which only had the singleplayer campaign.

When the news broke that the original BioShock wouldn't have any multiplayer gameplay it caused a buzz of disbelief and disappointment, but it seems that the same thing is happening with the reverse too; many fans are a little nervous that the addition of multiplayer may be a bad sign for the game.

Multiplayer won't be the only addition to the fundamentals of the game either, with the news breaking last week that the game would also have some sort of co-op functionality. BioShock 2 will also do away with the iconic Big Daddy character it seems, casting players as the father of a girl who is kidnapped and taken to Rapture.

There's unfortunately no real details on the multiplayer aspect of the game, so it isn't clear whether players can expect a brand new game mode based around the use of plasmids or just a CTF clone.

What are your thoughts on BioShock 2? Let us know whether you're hopeful or prepared for disappointment in the forums.

Via Kotaku

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SNIPERMikeUK 16th March 2009, 13:55 Quote
I really enjoyed Bioshock, but I felt after all the upgrading of weapons ect, upon completion of the game did not allow for any replay value, I wanted to be able to return to levels and hunt a few Big Daddies, that I missed??? Poor ending, to a great game.....
Narishma 16th March 2009, 14:02 Quote
Well I'm disappointed that they are even making a sequel to Bioshock, let alone adding co-op and multiplayer. I don't have much hope for the game being any good.
Kasius 16th March 2009, 14:32 Quote
I'm also becoming a bit cynical.. I'll be buying it though anyway as if it was anything like the predecessor (which i enjoyed an inordinate amount) it'll be good times!
Leitchy 16th March 2009, 14:45 Quote
I still can't play it, crashes after first water scene :(
Gunsmith 16th March 2009, 16:04 Quote
after the tripe that was the first im avoiding this at all costs.
Bungle 16th March 2009, 16:33 Quote
I really enjoyed Bioshock. The pipeline puzzle got tedious after a while, but the city of Rapture was beautifully designed. The story was great. I'm a big fan of Co-op style gaming and so will be looking forwards to this.
Vonderbach 16th March 2009, 16:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2009/03/16/bioshock-2-will-feature-multiplayer/1

BioShock 2 is confirmed to feature multiplayer, as well as co-op, according to new reports.
Did you can this story a week ago? It's common knowledge that not only is the Big Daddy back, but he (you, the player) is the main character. It seems you have fallen victim to some of the online rumors.
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
after the tripe that was the first im avoiding this at all costs.
A bit too high-brow for you, eh? It only got one of the highest ratings of any video game in history, but that's not enough to convert a knuckle dragging cretin like you, right?
Jordan Wise 16th March 2009, 17:44 Quote
No! Why do singleplayer games these days insist on having a multiplayer element?! cod4 multiplayer - crap, Crysis multiplayer - crap, Far Cry 2 multiplayer - crap. Unless you're designing the whole game around multiplayer don't bother: TF2 - awesome, L4D - awesome, Battlefield 2 - awesome, Quake 3 - awesome. Is it just me thats seeing a pattern here?
DougEdey 16th March 2009, 17:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
No! Why do singleplayer games these days insist on having a multiplayer element?! cod4 multiplayer - crap,

What game were you playing
Gunsmith 16th March 2009, 18:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Vonderbach
A bit too high-brow for you, eh? It only got one of the highest ratings of any video game in history, but that's not enough to convert a knuckle dragging cretin like you, right?

I'm a PC gamer so go **** yourself.
Burnin' 16th March 2009, 18:42 Quote
well, I doubt they'll nail the multiplayer right...

Thing is, Bioshock wasn't designed with multiplayer in mind... at all. That's why it was such an amazing and immersive experience (at least the first run). 2k just wants to milk the (now) franchise as much as they can. This sequel comes packed with a lot of stuff that YOU THE FANS requested!!! I still can remember in a lot of the forums people bashing the first Bioshock just because the lack of multiplayer and co-op. Well, now you'll get what you requested!!! Don't know why, don't know how's gonna work but Sea of Dreams will have multiplayer whether we like it or not

Hope that they don't ruin the experience for the rest of us that DID like the first game
Jordan Wise 16th March 2009, 18:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey

What game were you playing

The one with the martyrdom perk, the grenade launcher and the airstrikes - fail
knuck 16th March 2009, 20:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Vonderbach

A bit too high-brow for you, eh? It only got one of the highest ratings of any video game in history, but that's not enough to convert a knuckle dragging cretin like you, right?



...... Welcome to bit-tech ?


*confused
DougEdey 16th March 2009, 21:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
The one with the martyrdom perk, the grenade launcher and the airstrikes - fail

Yeah, I can understand that.

It became the best when I got together with a group of mates and just pwned every server on the 360. Best 12 hours of my life, I even forgot to eat...
itazura 16th March 2009, 21:56 Quote
shame, i was really pleased when i found out the first didn't have it. so you can bet in the sequel it'll feel tacked on :/

i'd love to be proven wrong though.
osc8r 16th March 2009, 23:42 Quote
IMO all games with a single player campaign these days should offer co-op.

GTAV, I'M LOOKING AT YOU :P
janesy B 17th March 2009, 10:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vonderbach
A bit too high-brow for you, eh? It only got one of the highest ratings of any video game in history, but that's not enough to convert a knuckle dragging cretin like you, right?

I'm a PC gamer so go **** yourself.

what has that got to do with anything you idiot? I bet you haven't even played the game have you?
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