Two players on a single console

#1 Posted by AndyMP (226 posts) -

Can (and if so, how) two players compete online, multiplayer, on a single console?

#2 Posted by Xeiphyer (5597 posts) -
@AndyMP: As far as I know, you can't do online split screen multiplayer.
 
Most modern games cant do it, since it requires a lot more resource processing to display the world twice and potentially 2 completely separate areas. Halo gets away with it because they aren't pushing the graphics as hard as CoD or Battlefield is. It sucks I know =/
 
Buuut,I might be wrong, I haven't personally checked.
 
 
... According to Co-Optimus (The best site to check for any coop questions), it only supports local coop for Spec Ops.
#3 Posted by AndyMP (226 posts) -

Dang, never mind. Thanks for the reply.

#4 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

@Xeiphyer: Wait, you can't? I swear they had it in BLOPS so why wouldn't this have it?

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6195 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Xeiphyer: Wait, you can't? I swear they had it in BLOPS so why wouldn't this have it?

They did. Seems lazy if they didn't include it.

And

@Xeiphyer said:

Halo gets away with it because they aren't pushing the graphics as hard as CoD

lol

#6 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@Xeiphyer said:
@AndyMP: As far as I know, you can't do online split screen multiplayer.
 
Most modern games cant do it, since it requires a lot more resource processing to display the world twice and potentially 2 completely separate areas. Halo gets away with it because they aren't pushing the graphics as hard as CoD or Battlefield is. It sucks I know =/
 
Buuut,I might be wrong, I haven't personally checked.
 
 
... According to Co-Optimus (The best site to check for any coop questions), it only supports local coop for Spec Ops.

That's a lot of words for a lie. 
#7 Posted by Potter9156 (940 posts) -

MW3 has online split-screen. Same as Blops.

#8 Posted by AndyMP (226 posts) -

How?

#9 Edited by Potter9156 (940 posts) -

@AndyMP:

Before you search for a game, hit A with the second controller and on the right, under your gamertag, you should see the other player there.

EDIT: assuming you're on the 360.

#10 Posted by AndyMP (226 posts) -

@Potter9156 said:

@AndyMP:

Before you search for a game, hit A with the second controller and on the right, under your gamertag, you should see the other player there.

Can't believe it was that obvious. Ha, thanks !

#11 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

You mean, against each other? I'm pretty sure the answer is "no". You can play against other people if you're on the same team, usually. You'll just both show up as the same account/name. I don't know how people manage it, though. No matter the screen size, it would drive me fucking nuts. Nevertheless, you see people doing it constantly. Especially in COD. In fact, last game I played, 10 of the 12 players were split-screen.

#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I know you could in BLOPS, don't know why they would take it out.

#13 Posted by None_Braver (86 posts) -

Yea, I really like this feature. Makes my weekends go fast.

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