Updated: Saturday, 12 January 2013 05:49 | By Relaxnews

'God of War: Ascension' trailer talks multiplayer tech

"God of War: Ascension" is the first game in an eight-year-old series to feature online multiplayer, and its Long Tech Journey trailer acquaints viewers with some of the hurdles that Sony Santa Monica has had to overcome.


'God of War: Ascension' trailer talks multiplayer tech

'God of War: Ascension' trailer talks multiplayer tech

Adding online multiplayer meant grappling with challenges concerning online lag -- the millisecond delays incurred as data is sent between players -- and dealing with matchmaking issues to ensure that participants were of similar skill levels.

Due on PlayStation 3 in March, "God of War: Ascension" will be Sony Santa Monica's fourth acquaintance with online multiplayer in the past year, having collaborated on "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale," "Starhawk," and "Journey".

Xbox 360 action fans can look forward to the alien-bashing "Gears of War: Judgement" a week later while "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" sees the return of a seasoned online battler a week prior on both console platforms.

"God of War: Ascension" - Unchained - A Long Tech Journey: youtu.be/bOfM87jahOga
Official website: godofwar.com

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