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Analysis: How is multiplayer evolving?

Call of Duty changed the landscape for online multiplayer games. Phil Nachum wonders whether the genre is getting ready to change again

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acidbrn1174d ago

In the future I'd really like to see games take an approach to multiplayer similar to what Dark Souls has where the effects of other players can be seen in the signs they leave behind, but I want it to be taken a step further where others players actions can be seen in your world, but the players themselves can't.

philpee21174d ago

Yeah, I'm a fan of making games social without being multiplayer. Things like seeing your friends' times in Trials Evolution are a great motivator, even if you're still playing by yourself.

ATi_Elite1173d ago

Many MMo's are kinda like that!

Guild wars 2 You can play SP and see events and things done by others or you can run with others and do the events they do and just run off by yourself when you want to.

Like Arma 3 I sometimes play alone in Wasteland and just watch others in conflict and kill the winners when they think the battle is over or join the side I want to win the conflict.

Arma 3 is cool cause you roll up on forts and you instantly know whether it's abandoned or active, you see destruction, dead bodies, and such.

AnotherProGamer1174d ago

I like multiplayer games needs some new idea its always the same deathmatch and catch the flag

I want devs to try new multiplayer modes(not saying that all multiplayer modes are the same just the majority)

AnotherProGamer1173d ago

well like Deathrun or Jailbreak on Counter Strike: Source

philpee21173d ago

Assassin's Creed's multiplayer introduced a lot of new ideas.

Jek_Porkins1174d ago

Well it's getting tacked onto just about every single game, so there is that.

philpee21173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

That seems to be changing, as per the point of this post.

Jek_Porkins1173d ago

Well they have added it to games that absolutely don't need it, God Of War, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Uncharted and even The Last Of Us apparently will have some sort of multiplayer.

guitarded771174d ago

I just whooped a black phantom's ass a few minutes ago... I love creative MP, and/or good co-op. I prefer both to the traditional TDM and its ilk. Don't get me wrong... Battlefield and others are fun, but I really prefer something different. Most recently, GoW Ascension has added its take on the traditional, and it's refreshing.

Good_Guy_Jamal1174d ago

Rush mode on Bad Company 2 cannot be beaten. I'm unable to play any other multiplayer game because it lacks the scope and excitement of Rush.

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