Split/Second Dev: The Game Doesn't Need A Remaster, It's Still Great On Xbox

Twelve years later, we’re nonetheless taking part in Cut up/Second on our Xboxes. Due to backwards compatibility, the traditional Xbox 360 racer is playable not solely by way of its single-player marketing campaign, but in addition its on-line multiplayer element.

For many who aren’t conscious, this was a Burnout-style racing recreation developed by Black Rock Studio and revealed by Disney Interactive, with its distinctive ingredient being that you can activate “Energy Performs” throughout races that will trigger environmental animations to set off, equivalent to swinging a crane into your opponent, opening up shortcuts, and even going so far as to completely demolish half the observe in a fiery explosion. In a phrase, it was superior.

Nonetheless, chatting with our brand-new sister web site Time Extension this week, Franchise Design Director Paul Glancey admitted that Energy Performs have been truly the downfall of the sport in some ways, resulting from how complicated they have been to create:

“They grew to become so troublesome and costly to drag off that they sucked up too many studio sources and knackered the unique launch schedule, which finally knackered the sport’s success and, I think, the studio.”

So, what a couple of remaster or a sequel? The latter was truly within the works at one level, however developer Black Rock Studio finally ended up being closed, and the plans by no means got here to fruition, which we expect is an actual disgrace!

As for a remaster, Glancey would not suppose it is necessary for Cut up/Second because of the recreation being obtainable as a part of backwards compatibility on Xbox, coupled with the actual fact it nonetheless holds as much as at the present time:

“I nonetheless suppose it seems to be nice and performs properly. Perhaps it deserves a sequel, however I do not suppose a remaster would add a lot, to be trustworthy. It nonetheless impresses me as it’s.”

You’ll be able to try the complete function and interview with Glancey over at Time Extension.

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