MTV Multiplayer interview with Ted Price

MTV Multiplayer had a chance to talk to Insomniac’s Ted Price about several things, in three parts. The third part, I feel, was the only interesting one. Here’s a snippet:

Multiplayer: How does it compare to “Halo 3″ in the amount of content that it has? Because it seems like this is an attempt to one-up the insane amount of content in “Halo 3.”

Price: Not necessarily. We were not looking at “Halo 3” or looking to one-up anybody at all, other than we wanted to push multiplayer content. With multiplayer we saw an opportunity to up the game to 60 players with not a whole lot of pain on our end. The challenge for us is not technical at this point. It’s design. We’ve got to make sure that when you’re in a 60-player game it doesn’t feel like unmitigated chaos.

So we’ve been spending a lot of time analyzing and trying out different techniques to make sure you know what you’re doing, even though you’re in this massive battle, and it’s working. And it’s fun.

For the rest:

Ted Price Pt 3: Justifying 60-Player ‘Resistance,’ Competing With ‘Killzone 2′

Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Darrin on March 6th, 2008 [ 17143 Points ]

    60-player multiplayer is a really lame feature list bullet point. If you take a Call of Duty/Warhawk/R6:V/UT3/TF2 type game and just crank the player count to 60, so what?

    However, they talk like they are doing something really different with their multiplayer mode, which has piqued my interest. I’m definitely interested in seeing if they can deliver.

  2. #2 by Paranoimia on March 6th, 2008

    In my personal opinion, they “one-upped” the entire Halo trilogy with the first Resistance. I had the first 2 games on my Xbox, and really came to dislike it. And this is from someone who bought the Xbox at launch specifically to play Halo!

    I never have understood the hype those games have generated. For me, there are many better games out there. I preferred KZ1 on the PS2, and Black and Doom 3 on Xbox to any Halo game.

  3. #3 by Henning on March 6th, 2008 [ 0 Points ]

    Mmm…. I dunno. I played Halo 3 last night at a friend’s place, and I was again impressed by the wide array of features the game has. It’s truly an accomplishment. Too bad it’s not as fun to play as other games like CoD4.

  4. #4 by Darrin on March 6th, 2008 [ 17143 Points ]

    Paranoimia, you and a million other people.

    Same thing with movies like Lord of the Rings or books like Harry Potter. I didn’t think any of them was particularly special, but they were just the right product with the right publicity at the right time.

    Also, part of the fun of playing Halo or reading Harry Potter, is because everyone else is doing it.

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