Halo PC co-op?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by RagnaroK, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Yo!
    Just wondering if there's gonna be co-op for Halo PC like there was on xbox?

    RaG
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    To paraphrase the official words from Gearbox: It's really hard--so we probably wont.

    They say it was possible on the Xbox because you were on the same system, but the latency of networking, even on a LAN, is too much to overcome. The co-op requires extremely precise timing.
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I fail to see how co-op is different from a normal multiplayer game... :eek:
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I think I read somewhere that they might include co-op as a patch later on...
     
  5. Petros

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    That's what I was thinking, too. 70 ms is not much slower than 0 ms. If they try to make it part of an expansion pack or something, you can bet they won't get my money for it.
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    HandyBuddy, i agree with you that 70 ms is not much slower than 0 ms. But, what if that very very short amount of time was the difference between living and dying? wouldn't be too fun to play a co-op game and miss shooting something by a hair, or to have a Hunter in front of you, and then half a second later you're about 2x farther away from you then he was due to a lag spike.
     
  7. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    again, I see how it's no different from a Slayer style multiplayer...
     
  8. magnus98

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    serious sam has has co-op and so do many other games..... just cant think of all of them at the time
     
  9. Terrahertz

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    Also HL2:)
     
  10. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Wow... I didn't realise that other games had co-op too... maybe I should try them out as well. :D

    Anyway... I decided to email Gearbox Software about this, and got a reply from Randy Pitchford:
    "We are working on adding a networked coop feature, but we cannot predict when it will be complete or if it will meet our quality expectations enough to be released."

    Looks like I have to be patient for a while... :p