"We’re Losing A Ton Of Cash"
The original Serious Sam: The First Encounter included riotous (and incredibly cramped) 4-player split screen functionality when it launched nearly a decade ago... and Croteam have caved in to fan demand for the feature to make a triumphant return. They've confirmed that Serious Sam 3: BFE will support this mode for both campaign, cooperative challenges and competitive gametypes - and told us that us "nerds need to get a job." They're probably right, and we have the full details below.
Alan Ladavac, Croteam's lead programmer, is keen to ensure that Serious Sam 3: BFE continues the series' dedication to local multiplayer - and after noticing the "vocal" demand on Facebook and the community forums, has pushed for the PC version to include four-player split-screen campaign cooperative, challenge modes and competitive multiplayer.
Croteam provided me with the following advantages to playing in local split-screen rather than online. Important points all.
- Visual identification of opponents allows for more accurate racial and gender slurs during Deathmatch and Capture the Flag games.
- Close proximity allows for unwanted sexual advances towards opponents without fear of reprisal due to their fear of losing the lead in Team Deathmatch.
- Leon’s mom usually walks around the house in these ridiculously short shorts that show the very edge of her butt. Seriously dude, you should see these things.
Devolver Digital's (fictional) CFO Fork Parker suggests that this represents a loss for the company, and that we should all buy an individual copy regardless. Which is probably for the best unless you own an enormous monitor.
These Serious Sam nerds need to get a job and pay for their own copy of Serious Sam 3: BFE. We’re losing a ton of cash on this little split screen feature. By the way, do they make split screen adult films? Watching four at once would save me a lot of time in the shower.
F*ck, don’t print that.
We'll keep you posted on the latest Serious Sam 3: BFE developments - and for now, why not check out our hands-on preview?