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Submitted by stanr 845d ago | opinion piece

Op-Ed: No Multiplayer will put pressure on 'Wolfenstein' development

It has been confirmed that Bethesada Softworks and MachineGames are planning on developing 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' as a single-player only game. This radical choice has now raised the bar for what gamers will want to expect. Will this be a cutting edge game or will the choice of not having a multiplayer lead to the end of this iconic series? (PC, PS3, PS4, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Supermax  +   845d ago
It's hard to make a great multiplayer shooter and there's to many great games out now that people spend a ton of time playing.there doing the right thing make a great single player game then come out with multiplayer if you get a big following.cod bf4 destiny killzone halo gears dust and a couple more that will be fps ips that we haven't herd of.
wallis  +   845d ago
I don't understand how this puts pressure on the dev team. I think there's been a serious misunderstanding of how risk works here but as a general rule of thumb you can either be jack of all trades or master of none. Every now and again a game accidentally trips into awesomeness, like halo's mp mode, but trying to design perfection generally fails. Pick something and be good at it - no one plays bioshock infinite and feels like the experience would be way better if you could go back to cordoned off areas of the SP map and shoot fellow players once you finished it all off.

To make matters worse then you have loads of free to play competition on one side, AAA titans like CoD and Battlefield on the other, a team who have all their XP sunk into their SP game making skill tree (Riddick's MP mode anyone?), and a publishing company who have had some successes (dishonored) but also plenty of failures (Brink, Wet, Rage) to make them feel some well deserved hesitation at letting little development companies from running amock with game design from the 90's.

Bethesda are playing a risky game. They're not like EA who mass produce shit but are fortunate enough to have found out shit sells in mass quantities to the right people. No, Bethesda are out there trying to find companies who've shown flickers of talent and need the opportunity to try again.
cyborg47  +   845d ago
Better wait till they release some kind of video preview. Because the lack of multiplayer could mean its either of good quality, or the developers aren't confident on the game.
nick309  +   845d ago
MP became boring in games anyways.
game_infected  +   845d ago
Good news. Multiplayer is not for all game

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