scalliano wrote:Surely you don't expect Sony or Microsoft to let multiple players leech off the same copy, do you?
Heh, if splitscreen was invented today, it would mean that you only get half of the screen rendered. To get the full view, you'd need to plug another console on your console, running a second copy of the game.
It might still happen, as a ploy to get higher resolutions or something. You know, kind of like those SLI/CrossFire things on PC where you plug two video cards together. "Yeah, to play Rage 2 in super HD, you need four Xbox999s interconnected; each one needs its own copy of the game of course otherwise all the exchange bandwidth is wasted on sending game data rather than compositing screen data."
And it'll work -- I'm sure if it happens, it'll be commercially successful.