- Oct 31, 2000
Anyone know what the big release games for the system will be? When will Silent Hill 2 and Metal Gear Solid be released for the system?
Also, with the broadband connection, can I just type in my friends ip address and play him or do I have to pay to play like Sega network?
There aren't likely to be any online games until sometime later in 2002. That has come directly from MS.
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About the broadband, when the games come out, do you have to play them on some pay service or just hook up with another friends ip? I hated the way Sega did theres, I just want to play my local friends. I don't pay to play Half Life on pc, I shouldn't have to pay to play football on Xbox
One of the rumors I heard floating around is that MS plans to have a small monthly fee of like $6...but this fee would allow unlimited hours on any online XBOX game.
If this is true...it doesn't sound all that bad. I'd rather not pay, but if it was like $6 for all games, I guess that's not too bad.
do I have to pay to play like Sega network
However, when asked about the status of the Xbox version, producer Akihiro Imamura said that the development team has recently begun working with the Xbox hardware. "The Xbox version is taking shape," Imamura said. "You could say that developing on the Xbox is easy, compared with the PlayStation 2."
MS are basically playing it safe and throwing out what they think the public want ie fighting, racing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wrestling, token puzzler etc.
And Project Ego looks like it could be the killer app you were asking about. At this point it's tough to say with just a basic storyline and some screenshots.
I'm not knocking Big Blue Box but Project Ego is *so* far away from release, it's silly to consider it a 'must have'. What's the gameplay like? What do you do in the game? How does it compare to other games out there? They showed some pretty effects at E3 - nothing more AFAIK except details of the character aging during the length of the game & 'longevity'. I'd love to be proved wrong on this point! It's not due out until Fall2002 at the earliest, and as a Lionhead associated game, what's the odds on it slipping?
Those pretty grass effects it had (as does Planetside) are going to get common - there's been a nice long thread about 'em with real code on the Algorithms mailing list, usually a sign everyone will use them (e.g. the same thing happened with cel shading).
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