NEWS - Friday, June 29, 2007

TimeShift Multiplayer Exposed

Customization when it comes to TimeShift’s online features, as lead producer Kyle Peschel spills the beans on what to expect. Okay, so ’Multiplayer’ will probably be the name rather than ’Customization’ but you know what we mean. Hopefully. What Saber Interactive is shouting about for now is the ability to tweak, twist and tear up the game modes any way you want. You can adjust the gravity, the run speed, armor respawn time, player respawn time, weapon damage, the whole lot. You can then save your custom game mode and name it, allowing for players to come up with wildly innovative ways of playing TimeShift. "We want users to not only have control but to instantly offset their buddy who comes over who is nothing but a spawn camping whore," says Kyle Peschel, struggling to be heard over the wails of a thousand pained virtual snipers. Elsewhere, Kyle confirms that there will be "over a dozen maps for certain" which cover the traditional Deathmatch, One versus One and Rocket Arena spectrums. This leaves one last, tricky area for the development team to tackle - bringing the timeshifting fun from single player territory into the multiplayer arena. The first problem was that for the timeshifting controls, it means that 15 players would be stuck in a time-loop while the other player would be having fun in what Saber is dubbing "fun for one". They’re aiming for "fun for sixteen", so they’re looking at ways of changing that. The second problem was that time reverse looked like lag. Some FPS games cause rubber banding when laggy (you run forward a few steps, then get yanked back to your original spot) and this is now so ingrained in players’ minds, it’s easy to presume that time reverse is actually lag. The team haven’t come up with a definitive solution yet though they have toyed around with the idea of using ’time grenades’, where the grenade’s explosion will create a small time sphere affecting anyone caught nearby. F.E.A.R. is the only game to have successfully pulled off time manipulation online. Ironically, that was also published by Vivendi. Will TimeShift’s multiplayer be their second success?

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 73,479
Forum Posts: 725,954
Xbox One Titles: 4,774
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,376
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,453
Screenshots: 37,234
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

BLACKTAIL Gets New Trailer

BLACKTAIL Gets New TrailerYou play as Yaga, a 16-year-old girl accused of witchcraft and expelled from her medieval settlement following the mysterious disappearance of her twin sister and life-long protector Zora.

Evil West Available Now

Evil West Available NowThis exhilarating adventure set in a twisted, never-before-seen fantasy version of the Old West awaits intrepid players daring enough to battle bloodthirsty monsters in stylish, gory action combat.

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 12609 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
27 Replies, 93710 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 92481 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 107538 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 103760 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 117621 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 115957 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 141570 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 108184 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 182163 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 115992 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 204388 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 146693 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 256192 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 143359 Views

© 2000-2022 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics