Diesel "begged" for Riddick multiplayer

Added it late in development.

Actor and games magnate Vin Diesel has revealed that he "begged" for developer Starbreeze to include an online multiplayer mode in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.

According to Diesel, whose Tigon Studios company takes an active production roles in games like Riddick and automotive actioner The Wheelman, he pushed the mode through relatively late in the title's development.

"We were well into production on the game and I begged for an online component for this," he told X-Play in a video interview, "and everyone rose to the occasion and created something really compelling."

The new Riddick is a direct sequel to Xbox and PC game Escape from Butcher Bay, which is also included in a full high-definition remake.

Diesel also offered his thoughts on the past and future of videogames to X-Play.

"When I first played videogames, we'd have to go into a Radio Shack in New York City to play Pong," the actor said, showing his age somewhat.

The future's very different though, Vin says. "With the new popularity of massively multiplayer online games, we are going to see a shift, a change in our society if you will."

Diesel recently revealed that Tigon is working on his dream game, Barca B.C., a historical MMO set during the time of Hannibal.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is out on 24th April for 360, PC and PS3. Plenty more at the gamepage.

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