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Submitted by philpee2 374d ago | article

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 (BioShock: Infinite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Dev, Industry, Journey, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, Quantic Dream, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Thief, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

acidbrn  +   374d 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.
philpee2  +   374d 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_Elite  +   373d 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.
AnotherProGamer  +   374d 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)
arronax-1  +   374d ago
New modes like...
AnotherProGamer  +   374d ago
well like Deathrun or Jailbreak on Counter Strike: Source
philpee2  +   373d ago
Assassin's Creed's multiplayer introduced a lot of new ideas.
Jek_Porkins  +   374d ago
Well it's getting tacked onto just about every single game, so there is that.
philpee2  +   374d ago
That seems to be changing, as per the point of this post.
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Jek_Porkins  +   374d 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.
guitarded77  +   374d 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_Jamal  +   374d 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.
Insomnia_84  +   374d ago
The multiplayer in Demon's Souls was something different and great, "invading" being the PvP and seeking to help other players being the co-op. Awesome game!

I can't wait play Dark Souls!
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