For many gamers, the days of couch co-Op were the glory days of gaming. GoldenEye. Halo. Mortal Kombat. Portal 2. Call of Duty. Rock Band. Wii Sports. The list goes ever onward…It was good ole contentious fun. Controllers were thrown. So were curses. Beating your friends and seeing their face…that was what couch co-Op was all about.
Playing together used to be part of the whole deal, now games are mostly epic solo quests and all the multiplayer is almost exclusively online, where things are so anonymous that anything could turn toxic. Local multiplayer has become more of an afterthought in the industry at large, if not forgotten entirely. But gamers have been clamoring for it. And the overwhelming success of games like Overcooked and It Takes Two prove that for gamers, couch co-Op may have been gone, but certainly never forgotten. And coming out of a pandemic, more gamers are looking to game together again.
It’s a return to multiplayer in the same room. It’s a LAN Party on one machine. It’s peek-free split screen. It’s played around a table so you can face off face to face…literally.
And all this is made possible by Tilt Five’s Concentrated AR approach to gaming. Everyone gets private information and their own perspective on the holographically rendered virtual world that seamlessly blends into real world interactions. Eyes focus naturally so you can play forever without eye strain and headaches. Players can see the outside world, so gamers suffering from motion sickness are able to play along too. And everyone can look everyone else dead in the eye.
AR is f*cking seamless.
AR is f*cking simple
AR is f*cking social
AR is f*cking comfortable
And AR should be f*cking fun when we play together.
Because if we track all the way back through pre-history, games were a thing we did together. The New Couch Co-Op promises to return us back to our earliest gaming origins, just with holograms joining the party. Because together’s how we’re made to play.