Radnet pits Prototype 2's players against each other
Unlike many video games released these days, Prototype 2 does not include a multiplayer mode. “It has become a check on the box,” explained Ken Rosman, who runs Radical Entertainment for Activision Blizzard. The Prototype 2 development team decided to focus on “an incredibly rich single-player experience”.
But Rosman knows that competing against friends does appeal to gamers. So Radical came up with an asynchronous multiplayer experience the company is calling Radnet. Rosman said that, by early June, Radnet will deliver more than 55 Prototype 2 events and challenges. “It’s friendly competition that’s on your own schedule,” Rosman said.
Playing the Radnet segments will net gamers weekly rewards like videos, avatar items, and dynamic themes. Activision’s Andrew Meyer told the Straight that gamers who complete all seven weeks of Radnet content will get an Alex Mercer skin. “So you can actually play the game as Mercer,” he said.
Radnet is included in all versions of the game that are being released on April 24. Activision has no plans to make Radnet available to other gamers once those copies of Prototype 2 have been sold.