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Batman Arkham City is the upcoming sequel to 2009's terrific single player-only super hero action game Batman Arkham Asylum. Many thought that the sequel from developer Rocksteady would have some kind of multiplayer mode. However IGN has the word that there will be no multiplayer in Batman Arkham City.
http://news.bigdownload.com/2011/02/...ayer-features/
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I didn't really see how true multiplayer could work anyway - Co-op might have been nice though.
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Pssh, fine by me. I encourage them to focus solely on the single player 100% with this game.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ;___;
I was expecting a Co-op mode with somebody (like a challange mode).
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I don't mean to be pessimistic... but can no one see the only outcome for this? Multiplayer is often the best anti piracy measure possible... and without it... well, I think there will be trouble.

Either the devs will put on some draconian DRM that kills your first born child if you register on more than one PC, or it'll be pirated to high heaven. It's a big, big, big risk shipping an SP only game on PC.
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That's actually a very good point Alex. At first I was glad, because the single player component was the only part of this game that I am interested in. You have made me have doubts now.

No DRM has bothered me before though. So I doubt DRM on this game will bother me either.
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Meh, Batman is the awesome, he doesn't need Robin's skinny ass getting in the way. I just hope that this game is even better than the first, which was, IMO, the best Batman game ever released.
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I don't mean to be pessimistic... but can no one see the only outcome for this? Multiplayer is often the best anti piracy measure possible... and without it... well, I think there will be trouble.

Either the devs will put on some draconian DRM that kills your first born child if you register on more than one PC, or it'll be pirated to high heaven. It's a big, big, big risk shipping an SP only game on PC.
You nailed it.

People purchase legit copies for multiplayer capability.

Without that, people would just torrent it to high heavens.
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Yeah, and then the people who torrented it complain on the forums because Batman loses the ability to jump during a boss fight due to a clever anti-piracy measure. These developers are savvy.
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I don't mean to be pessimistic... but can no one see the only outcome for this? Multiplayer is often the best anti piracy measure possible... and without it... well, I think there will be trouble.

Either the devs will put on some draconian DRM that kills your first born child if you register on more than one PC, or it'll be pirated to high heaven. It's a big, big, big risk shipping an SP only game on PC.
Couldn't agree more. I have heard people say that they would NEVER in a million years actually purchase a singleplayer game for the PC.

I do hope the developers succeed though; I agree that some games simply should not have multiplayer. If a game has it included as an afterthought, it will probably be torrented anyway. The meat is in the singleplayer.
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