Originally Posted by eck979
I'm kinda pissed off that there's no splitscreen over LIVE.. the last COD had it, I know it was made by a diff company but damn. I guess it's not that big of a deal but I was pretty much expecting it. Still picking it up tomorrow.. see you guys online
I fully agree, those that like online splitscreen got screwed. The one thing COD3 did right COD4 does not have...
Here's a statement from an IW employee as to the reason why it was excluded at the OCD forums.
Since I'm the guy that said no SS over LAN and no SS over Live I'll try to respond. First, let me say we would have loved to do it... this falls into the category of "you can do anything you want, you just can't do everything you want."
The team worked constantly for 2 years, there is no spare time, so for a new feature to make the cut that means something else of equal implementation-time would have had to be removed instead. Lazy isn't really an issue.
The idea was to prefer the MP features that everyone would get to enjoy in every game they played. That said, as the engine grows over time we get to add more specific features that cater to special cases.
SS over Live and SS over LAN are non-trivial features. The more ghetto your implementation the easier it is, but we tend to want to do things well or not do them at all. CoD 3's implementation is really a non-factor since that was a different developer with an entirely different network architecture.
SS over LAN is the easier of the two. Assuming you could have one, would you rather have SS over LAN or SS over LIVE?
For those of you who often do SS over LAN -- what kind of framerate do you find playable? 20hz? Would you be fine with the server box being 1-player only?"