Sony's multiplayer farce

Written by Ryan Garside

September 19, 2006 | 11:33

Tags: #8 #hawks #multiplayer #neversoft #problem #project #tony #trouble

Companies: #sony

Another day, another blow for Sony, as it emerged that developer of Tony Hawk's Project 8, Neversoft, would not be supporting online play in the anticipated upcoming skate-em-up.

The game, which looks stunning, is set to be multi-platform. Here is the official word from Neversoft:

"Neversoft is confident the PS3 version of the game will ship at launch in November, but it still hasn't received all of the software libraries and has no indication of how the online components will work on PS3, so it's not offering them."

It is truly remarkable how many failures Sony has managed to rack up in such a short space of time. Considering Neversoft was the first company to offer online play on the flawed Playstation 2 network service back in 2001, it really does beg the question: If Neversoft can't get online to work for Playstation 3, then who can?

Don't get too upset about missing out on some online multiplayer skating action though. Neversoft has promised that the Xbox 360 version of the game will work through the Xbox Live service. Once again proving that Microsoft's universal multiplayer service, Xbox Live is far better than Sony's: 'we let the publisher decide' bodge job. Considering how critical online play really is to the modern gaming market Sony is looking in worse and worse shape with every passing week.

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