Spelunky 2 Will Launch Without Online Co-op on PC
Spelunky 2 won't have online co-op at launch on PC; however, when it is added back in it will come with PS4 cross-play support.
Spelunky 2 has been out for a few weeks now on PS4, and PC players will get to join in on the fun next week. However, the launch will be missing one big feature. Today, Derek Yu announced that they’ll be releasing without online co-op in the PC version to make sure they hit the launch date. However, it’s not all bad news. Check out the announcement below.
Spelunky 2 is coming to Steam next Tuesday! Unfortunately, we decided not to release with online co-op enabled – that way we can improve it without delaying the release. The upside is that when we add it back, it will have cross-play with PS4! (…)https://t.co/8lKyxjbxh9
— Derek Yu (@mossmouth) September 25, 2020
You read that right Spelunky 2 fans, once the team adds online co-op back into the PC version, it will support cross-play with PS4. So, even if you and your friends buy the game on different platforms, you’ll be able to play together. That’s exciting news. There isn’t an exact date for this update, but it sounds like we won’t have to wait too long for it to hit.
And, to be perfectly honest, the footage I’ve seen of Spelunky 2‘s multiplayer on PS4 shows that the mode needs work. Yes, they’ve already put out a few patches which have improved it significantly; however, I’ve still seen a lot of laggy gameplay in the streams I’ve watched. As someone who’s waiting for the PC version, I’m more than okay with them taking extra time to iron out online play.
After they get online co-op working, the team already has plans for what comes next. First up could be some new PvP modes. That’s never something I thought would come to a Spelunky game, but it sure sounds fun. Especially if you get to use some of the crazier items from the main campaign. Can it get much better than PvP turkey fights?
Spelunky 2 is out now on PS4 and launches on PC on September 29.