Goat Simulator Multiplayer Coming in Next Update, Developers Also Adding New Map and Goats

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Apr 07, 2014 04:02 PM EDT
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In case you were getting bored with your purchase of the ridiculous Goat Simulator, the developers will be adding multiplayer for free in the next update.

Update 1.1 will include the new splitscreen multiplayer, which should add greatly to the hilarity, but that's not all: the developers are also including a new map roughly the size of the original, as well as new playable goats and additional achievements.

"A lot of people have been asking for DLC with new maps for Goat Simulator, but we would feel bad charging people for DLC content when people can just download new stuff for free from the Steam Workshop, so we decided to do a free update instead," said Swedish developer Coffee Stain's Armin Ibrisagic.

Goat Simulator was made as a joke, but eventually released in its buggy, glitch-filled state due to popular demand. You simply run around a sandbox map as a goat (or giraffe, because why not?) trying to break the physics engine and watching madness unfold.

The developers intentionally left the bugs because they're entertaining, and the game was never meant to be taken seriously. Coffee Stain is charging $10 for the title, and there is a ton of free user-created content available through Steam Workshop.

The game has created some debate about the developers making a profit off what they know is a broken product, but I personally think they should not be criticized. Coffee Stain never intended to even release the game, and only did so because people asked for it. The glitches and bugs are what makes the whole thing an exercise in absurdity, and it shouldn't be taken seriously. At $10, it's also not as if they are charging full price, and there's plenty of free content available, including the new multiplayer and map coming soon.

Source: Eurogamer

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