SSX To Include ‘Autolog Inspired’ Online Features
SSX is the first game in the franchise to arrive on HD consoles, and aims to encompass racing, trick and survival events.
"I think [multiplayer] is extremely important," producer Todd Batty told NowGamer. "You can expect a very strong multi-player/online experience that is incredibly innovative, inspired by what 'autolog' from Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit brought to the racing genre."
Criterion's Need For Speed title introduced Autolog, a seamless online hub that enables you to track your friends' progress and jump into games thanks to social network-style features. It was subsequently used in Shift 2: Unleashed.
A similar system would seem to be a great fit for an extreme sports racing title.
Batty added that online details on SSX weren't being released just yet, but you can bet there'll be plenty more in the time until release, which is scheduled in the first three months of 2012.
Look out for the full SSX interview soon on NowGamer.