- Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman
has shared some new Co-Op Chaos video footage and a Q&A on Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For Gameplay Programmer Mike McManus, the secret to co-op success is CAKE. "It took a long, painful prototyping process to find things that worked, so we came up with a catchy acronym: CAKE."
• Active for all players
• Easy to understand
"We found that if we can design something that satisfies CAKE, it has a really good chance of being fun before we put any work into it," McManus told us in a recent demonstration of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. "CAKE is key."
All 4 One sees the titular pair and fan-favorite nincompoop Captain Qwark teaming with series baddy Dr. Nefarious in a quest to escape the Creature Collector – an interstellar zoo packed with the galaxy's most dangerous beasts.
Bros Before Foes
Story-driven four-player co-op campaigns have a decidedly mixed track record. But armed with philosophies such as CAKE and cooperative-friendly weapons, Insomniac Games
is taking great pains to ensure that All 4...