The Dreamcast may have laid the groundwork out first, but last generation’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were pioneers for online gaming. They both took games from under the TV to across the globe, connecting millions of people all at the same time in multiplayer. Yet this generation is taking things to a whole new level, with some games having such small campaigns as to accommodate for their massive multiplayer following, and others requiring players have internet access at all times in order to play.
With online multiplayer now playing such a huge role in the video games industry, we take a look at the 10 best online multiplayer games for the PlayStation 4.
Blizzard’s latest IP is a success not only in being an incredibly fun and addictive first-person shooter, but also pulling away from the genre’s standard formula. Rather than giving players access to a multitude of different weapons and perks, the developer created a cast of 24 heroes, all with unique skills and abilities. Some are faster whereas others are more powerful, and some have longer ranged weapons whilst others are best in close quarters.
You’re not only meant to pick a hero who plays best to your style, but also based on what help your team needs; there’s no use having four tanks on your team, so instead choose a healer or sniper. With updates coming in every few months – there were originally 21 characters, and new game modes are included also – it keeps its community hooked constantly, and is a brilliant divergence from the war-torn shooters we’ve seen so much off.