OnlySP: As we all know online multiplayer gaming for consoles just exploded this generation and the popularity of it became a force to be reckoned with. We also saw some nefarious things result from this...
Not on PS4. Exclusive single player games it's getting: Driveclub Infamous: Second Son Knack Killzone: Shadow Fall The Witness and more that I can't even remember ALso for multiplats: Wolfenstein: The New Order Watch Dogs Thief The Evil Within Diablo III (no DRM) Destiny (will have campaign) Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Ubisoft just announced it's coming to ps4 and xbox one) and much more that I can't remember. I think we'll be fine if THIS many are already about to come out despite the fact the systems aren't even out yet.
The majority of those include multiplayer. Thief, The Vil Within, Infamous and Wolfenstein are the only games on that list that a purely single player.
So what? U act like the MP has an impact on the SP. The SP is the main focus of all the games I mentioned (except MAYBE Killzone).
It does have an impact? Games that include multiplayer have to spread their resources across both areas of the game. If a game doesn't include multiplayer at all, all of those resources goes to make a polished single player experience. Obviously not every game turns out well, but games like Watch Dogs are incorporating single player and multiplayer together. If you've read the details about that game they can sort of invade your world like Dark Souls etc. It's not that those games won't have good single player content, but in games like Watch Dogs etc, what if players don't want any involvement with others?
I think - hope - that devs learned from the mistake of tacking on MP this gen, but who knows. @PockyKing: Honestly, at this point how can you not make a SP God of War title and tack that onto MP? The trick was making MP work in GOW, not coming up with a SP campaign. And though they did indeed do a decent enough job, lack of extra weapons and how rushed you acquire the different "flavors" to your blades is just too telling. @Jek_Porkins: And that MP is being tacked on is exactly are going to get tired of seeing it. Tomb Raider says that.
They've certainly done a much better job in recent months. God of War being the first example that comes to mind. Mass Effect 3 as well. @Below Doesn't look like we have a choice about trading in games anymore with the Xbox One lol
Multiplayer will continue to be tacked on because developers don't want people trading in their games. They feel if you have a multiplayer element to go back to, and DLC to keep you coming back that you'll keep the game.
i feel that single player games are a thing of the past now..games that shouldnt/werent multi. have suffered uncharted 2>uc3 god of war 3>gowa deadspace (these are my opinions) there are barley any split screen games any more..
I like some single player games, but you have to admit if it has a really good multiplayer that alone extends the life of the game a long way.
@Pocky. Ubi already confirmed, it has an offline mode. So don't worry. "The multiplayer component of Watch Dogs will have an element of player invasion, though its overall extent and direction has yet to be described by Ubisoft. Dominic Guay, Senior Producer at Ubisoft Montreal, insisted that the game can be played "completely offline if you want." (Expect to hear that protection phrase often in the wake of SimCity.)" http://www.joystiq.com/2013...
SP for life.
No. SP games are not in trouble.
Not if Sony's around.
Sony: The lone guardian in a crazy world gone casual. Only Sony defends the hardcore now (at least on consoles).
The subject of the demise of the single player game is lame. Anyone touting this subject obviously doesn't understand gaming at all. If single player dies, gaming dies. The roots of gaming are in single player. Businesses die, great civilizations die because they forget what made them great to begin with. For gaming, that means a great story, a great adventure. Year after year, the games of the year are games of the year because they manage to do more than offer an unending online fragfest. When has a multiplayer only game been GOTY? Single player is the heart and soul of gaming. Without a captivating story, you might as well put a Michael Bay movie in the disk slot and call it a day.
Although this is the author's opinion, I have to disagree. If anything, it's multiplayer (in the traditional sense, i.e. local/split-screen) that is under threat. There were/are numerous games this gen, that should have had a traditional multiplayer layout, but didn't.(i.e. Anarchy Reigns, a throwback to old school beat em up's, which almost always included 2 player local co-op, such as Double Dragon)Instead, the focus was "single" player and online multiplayer. Besides, in most cases, multiplayer for a single player game is a versus layout, and doesn't impact a player's single player experience in any way.
Don't forget, MS says if you don't connect to the internet once a day then even single player, OFFLINE games won't work.
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