That’s what one LucasArts rep is telling the folks at Total Video Games during a recent Q&A. That’s not necessarily surprising as some titles will lose multiplayer before release due to time constraints on the developers, but the reasoning provided was, to put it in a single word, stupid:
TVG: As you mentioned earlier, there’s no multiplayer in the game. Was there any specific reason for this?
To be specific, there’s no multiplayer in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, because there is on the Wii, PSP, and DS. As far as specific reasons are concerned, we don’t really like to get into the reasons why we don’t do things because I don’t think there’s really a satisfactory answer that people would really be happy with. So, there isn’t multiplayer and that’s kind of how it is…
Because the Wii, PSP, and DS versions of the game will have multiplayer they’re not going to put it into the Xbox 360 or PS3? WTF? Admittedly I can see how with the advanced physics engine being utilized on the higher end hardware it might make it difficult to implement multiplayer in a balanced way considering the ridiculously powerful force powers everyone would have. If that’s the case then just say so, but the above answer makes it sound like they expect us to buy the game twice if we want to do any kind of multiplayer. To say the least this makes me a bit less enthusiastic about buying the game at all.