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When's Multiplayer?

Discussion in 'PC' started by Deebz__, May 23, 2020 at 10:32 PM.

  1. Deebz__

    Deebz__ Member

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    So when is Multiplayer coming? Not much has been said about it since it was promised before release (with quite a bit of confidence I might add) in this video, starting at 6:40?

     
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  2. Scorpion71

    Scorpion71 Active Member

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    Probably by the time the cat in your avatar wakes up and is a great, great, great, great grandparent!

    I'm still waiting for ATP on the HST and the feature of PIS, I mean after all, "they just missed release" and "assets are in place"
     
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  3. nielsmallant100

    nielsmallant100 New Member

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    We'll get it after the Editor, so never.
     
  4. doublefine7

    doublefine7 New Member

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    There is no official statement for Multiplayer in this game so I wouldnt expect it to come at any time to TSW.
     
  5. Deebz__

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    You... did see the video I linked in my original post, right? Let me quote it for you:
     
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    This video is 4 years old and there was no official statement since then. So no, I personally think we wont see Multiplayer EVER.
     
  7. Deebz__

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    That's the point. I would like to hear an update from Dovetail on this promised feature, since the game has pretty much been stuck in 1st gear since release in terms of features. An update on the editor would be nice too, while they are at it...
     
  8. doublefine7

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    In the forum you wont get an official answer, that is my point of view. The staff rarely replies and if you want some "official" statements, then ask in the Livestreams. That is currently the only reliable source for news.
     
  9. Olaf the Snowman

    Olaf the Snowman Well-Known Member

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    That’s a bold statement. I agree that it won’t come out in the foreseeable future and that there are many other priorities but I think it will come out one day hopefully in a few years. Sure Multiplayer won’t appeal to everyone but I think there is enough interest that it will eventually come out. And by multiplayer, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a big lobby of 32 players, for example, where you have many different trains controlled by different players and maybe some people playing as a guard or signaller. It can just be as simple as 2 players in a lobby where one acts as the driver/engineer and another acts as the guard/conductor which would work well on North American freight switching duties as well as intense commuter/metro networks with regular station stops so the guard isn’t bored. I don’t expect this to come out for a few years if not several years because there are so many other important features to be worked on first least of all more traction and routes. But to say it will never come out is an extremely negative statement especially when you consider how fast technology and gaming is progressing such as Virtual Reality. The community asking for multiplayer in the foreseeable future really isn’t asking for too much .
     
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  10. doublefine7

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    This game started with CSX: Heavy Haul and it was ambitious. But if you compare the game from 2017 with the game as it is today in terms of features then you will see that the game didnt evolve very much. The game is still in Unreal Engine 4.16 and considering that bigger updates are only arriving on a yearly basis just makes me believe that the multiplayer is simply unrealistic. DTG doesnt fix old content (which would be needed for multiplayer), their patches are small and doesnt offer much fixes and the way they handle communication these days is just suboptimal. Yes, the corona crisis makes things harder and the normal workflow isnt there so for the moment we cannot really expect any bigger jumps. But then I am looking on the pre-corona time and there was one dlc release after the other. So they concentrated on new content which is fine. But there are still a lot of missing features (guards, signallers) being needed for a Multiplayer and I guess DTG want to make the game a solid game first before making it multiplayer-accessible.

    Yes, my statement is bold and very negative. But it is built on the patch and feature-adding progression experience I made on this game which is just not good.
     
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  11. SamYeager270

    SamYeager270 Well-Known Member

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    Realistically the time to pose this question is once the editor has gone through public beta and onto general release. At present it's a moot point whether the public beta will even be announced this year never mind actually take place.
     
  12. jörgen Näslund

    jörgen Näslund Active Member

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    Run8 have Multiplayer and here we can see the trains running in theirs route network Link
    Most Ai trains. But the green trains is people on. You can as dispatcher control both Ai and ordinary trains.

    I very like the idea with multiplayer run8 has done. You can work as DP dispatcher, engine driver
    Conductor and so on
    Ai trains behaves almost the same as ordinary trains. Go slow uphill and so.
     
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