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Return To Castle Microsoft

Xbox port of Wolfenstein on the way, with multiplayer support

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Not satisfied with selling a shedload of copies on the PC and then porting the game to the PlayStation 2, Activision have today announced that an Xbox version of Return To Castle Wolfenstein is also on the way. Contrary to earlier reports it now seems that Nerve Software, who developed the multiplayer portion of the PC original, will be handling the porting duties this time, so it comes as no surprise to hear that Xbox Live support is on the cards. Up to eight players will be able to battle it out online in free-for-all and squad modes, which is somewhat less than in the PC version but still enough to provide some entertainment. More sociable gamers can also take advantage of co-operative support and split-screen two player deathmatch. Other features to look forward to in the Xbox port include additional weapons, a console-friendly targeting system, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, and of course Xbox Communicator support to allow online gamers to shriek at each other from the comfort of their own couch. "By fusing the award-winning gameplay in Return to Castle Wolfenstein with new multiplayer modes, communication abilities, and technology, we're delivering the definitive team warfare experience for Xbox", id CEO Todd Hollenshead modestly stated. Related Feature - Wolfenstein on PS2 and Xbox

Source - press release

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