I've just spent an hour trying to find my PSP again, and thank god the Driver 76 disc was inside. I can't find the Driver 76 box however. Which would be useful because on the box it says what type of multiplayer it is. I think it's one where you need to be beside each other sadly If it was a *real* online multiplayer, the servers would be down already. And I wouldn't be able to access the lobby, because that's what I'm doing right now.
Here are the modes and available vehicles.
Locations: Deconstruction Site, Bronx Arena
Locations: Hunt's Point, La Guardia, Jersey
Locations: Redhook, Village, La Guardia, Bronx, Kearny, Coney, Midtown,
Point to Point
Locations: La Guardia Sprint, Manhattan Sprint, Long Island Sprint
Sports: San Marino, Melizzano, Bonsai, Raven,
2 Door Saloon: Rosalita, Fairview, Rhapsody, Grand Valley, Namorra
4 Door Saloon: Wayfarer, Chauffeur, Regina, Pangea,
Muscle: Cerrano, Brooklyn, Cerva, Andec
Commercial: School Bus, Courier, Dolva Flatbed, Firetruck, Dozer,
Utility: Woody, Gran Roamer
So, my opinion on this… first, I am disappointed that there's no takedown or such a thing. Where have capture the flag, takedown, hide & seek disappeared? Especially takedown, I mean it's what Driver is basically all about. Destruction Derby however sounds cool.
When you host a match yourself, you get some options obviously (similar to DSF). You can basically choose the type of game, the location, and which class of cars is allowed. Players can only choose the cars of that class. I think it's cool that you can actually choose your car, even if it's limited to one class. But that would mean that you would have a race with several different cars. This might not be fair, but it's each players decision which car they take. In DSF all players start with the same car.
Another pro is that there's actually trucks available. You can't choose these for multiplayer in DSF. That means except if you happen to see one on the street. But the idea of a destruction derby that is firetruck vs school bus or school vs. dozer is pretty damn cool.
A con is that there doesn't seem to be any free roam for multiplayer.
I'd love to play this!
Edit // There is also a pink slip option but I didn't know what it means, so I googled it and found this here on IGN:
Multiplayer will also play a role in Driver '76, with four multiplayer modes via ad hoc, including the option to pink slip the cars that you've acquired through the game.Apparently you're not limited to the cars in the classes, but you can also have all of those that you've acquired in story mode That's so cool, I enabled this pink slip mode and yeah it seems like all cars are there. Fantastic!
This little quote however also tells us that the multiplayer is only ad hoc, which sadly means you can only play against someone who's in the same room as you The pro of that is of course that you can play even when servers are down, but the chance (for me personally) of finding someone who plays that is very small… they could have made both, ad hoc and normal mode