Did you play the first Kane & Lynch? I didn’t but I do remember, among other things we’re not going to bring up, the multiplayer being kind of a big deal. IO Interactive and Eidos (now Square Enix Europe) were really pushing the co-operative aspect.
Problem for PC gamers was, well, it kind of didn’t work. The broken multiplayer has led IO Interactive to explore other options and the apparent solution? To use Valve’s popular Steamworks platform.
See, in the PC gaming world things get real. People can tinker around, crawl all through your code and stuff, and come out the other end knowing the game better than it’s own developers sometimes. So for that reason when the PC community has a complaint about how your game works you listen.
IO Interactive isn’t unaware of this fact so when PC gamers all over complained about the lack of functionality in Kane & Lynch’s online multiplayer and blamed it on the unpopular Games for Windows Live platform they listened. In light of this fact PC Gamer is reporting that the sequel, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, will run the more popular and reportedly sturdier platform Steamworks from Valve.
Beyond this news PC Gamer also has a few promising impressions you guys might want to check out. It’s shaping up to be a pretty decent title.