Why Fallout 4 Doesn't Need Online Interaction

Why is it that every time single player games succeed and sequels are made, people demand a co-op? Isn't the point of the single player genre to play by yourself? Go play Call of Duty if you can't live without someone else's mic making static noises through your TV.

The biggest argument in favor of co-op/online interaction is "if you don't like it , don't use it." Yeah, just have a developer add a few lines of code so you can fart around with your buddy and sell all his stuff when he's not around.

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cl19831627d ago

Lets also look at how much fun it would be to have a friend with you where one person gets a pack of deathclaws chasing you while they try to snipe them. Another fun concept would if one faction was angry at your friend and happy with your character how they would interact with you.

snipab8t1627d ago

Waiting for players to go through long sections of dialogue would be a nightmare!

cl19831627d ago

Would it be any worse then wow.

Eldyraen1627d ago


Probably not as a lot MMO players simply skip reading and then complain when they have no clue what they're supposed to do ;)

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Gster1626d ago

I don't see any harm in having co-op in Fallout as being something optional. Like Borderlands, you could play the entire campaign on your tod and the next playthrough with friends. Or just hop in and out of co-op, whatever your mood fancies.

With next gens, games would be able to adapt to these situations with ease. This is evident with a lot of the next gen titles having social integration and seamless traversal between multiplayer and single player. So yeah, why not? Just keep it optional.

Bolts1626d ago

You guys are making it sounds like the addition of coop play is a push button affair. It isn't. The additional time developing and balancing online play will come at the expense of the single player experience.

Nicaragua1626d ago

Why does it take anything away from the single player ? That's total speculation.

You think they drag away the single player script writers to start writing multiplayer network code? Maybe they hire a dedicated group of people to work on the multiplayer completely financed by the projected sales of multiplayer DLC?

All this whining about multiplayer ruining single player is kinda pathetic.

Kryptix1626d ago

Maybe an online auction house for the "wastelanders," just in case there's certain items that are rare to find and you can put them in the auction house for other players to buy in their own world. That's the only online component I can find acceptable and fun to browse around in. This can help with Fallout's current crafting system and parts for schematics. Then Bethesda can add rare loot/weapon drops similar to other games to put more stuff into the auction house. It would add more variety. And of course, anyone can still play the whole game without it, no problem...just my idea.

gaffyh1626d ago

Why does it take anything away from single player? Because the developer has to spend 6 months on tacked on co-op or multiplayer that could have been used to polish singleplayer. Although as long as the single player campaign is good, I don't really care.

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SchwoererBear1626d ago

Fallout games are my favorite, I hope they don't change the formula too much. give me better graphics, smoother gameplay, a larger world and more quests and I will be good to go. I can't imagine having someone play with you and they mess up everything for your character. The fallout series doesn't need online to succeed!

porkChop1626d ago

I don't want traditional multiplayer, but I'd absolutely want 2 player coop. That would be awesome.

MRMagoo1231626d ago

I want single player games that are meant to be single player left as single player, not everything needs multiplayer, most of my favourite gaming moments have been in single player games. Plus if these guys had to concentrate on single player and multiplayer imagine how buggy the games would be then lol.

MizTv1626d ago

I agree
They make real fun games but so many bugs

showtimefolks1626d ago

if they can think of something cool than i am all for it, but i wouldn't count on FO4 MP, the developers for Oblivion and Fallout don't do a lot of game with MP

just this time around please no bugs/glitches and we don't need current gen version, just do next gen only and do it right

be more like FO3 than new vegas

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