120°
Submitted by crock7owu10 582d ago | news

Why 'Thief' will not have multiplayer and why it won't matter

With the introduction of the PS4 and Xbox One, we've seen an enormous jump in games largely based around multiplayer, but one game that has stuck to its guns and will look to deliver a perfect single player blend has to be Thief.

Recently, Thief director Nicolas Cantin discussed why exactly he and his team chose not to implement a multiplayer mode, and what things may serve as suitable alternatives for players. (PC, PS3, PS4, Thief, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

dedicatedtogamers  +   582d ago | Well said
Dishonored and Bioshock and Deus Ex (and the original Thief games, of course) did fine w/o multiplayer. Sad how whenever a game like this comes out, we always have to have THIS article, as if it's assumed every game should have multiplayer. The console-ization my my beloved PC franchises, I tell ya.
JohnnyTower  +   582d ago
Very true sir. I will add to your bubbles, but it looks like you already have the high score.
Shadonic  +   582d ago
I agree.
ATiElite  +   582d ago
IN this day and age Sony/Ms have put pressure on Devs to Staple, Duct tape, or glue a MP onto a SP game in hopes of getting more revenue from MP online play as COD took off to tremendous heights in sales.

So I find it very relieving to see a game being made with just a focus on SINGLE PLAYER.

Because not every Game needs Killstreaks, Perks, Glitches, and a spit glued on MP to be a good game.

Usually a good story, great Dev support, and valuable DLC will make a SP game sell very well.

For Gaming Gods Sake just look at the OVER 20 million units sold Skyrim did with it being just a SP game.

Thief now has my money as a focus on SP just made my day as I have 20 other games with MP when I want that online gameplay.

Games like Zelda, Stalker, Half Life, Fall-out and many others with great SP gameplay is what Gaming is all about because I may not be in the mood to play with others but instead enjoy a nice time in a virtual reality world far away from other humans for a while without having to hijack a Space Shuttle just to do it.
Bathyj  +   582d ago
I dont agree with you very often, but you nailed it there.

A vast majority of the best games in videogame history are single player only. I havent been into multiplayer since splitscreen died and I dont think I'm missing much.

Mp seems to be a constant rehashing of tired old ideas and whenever someone does try something different it bombs because they strayed to far away from the Call of Duty formula which seems to be the desired norm of the masses.

No, give me a good story, intriguing characters, exciting set pieces and the ability to play the game at the pace I want to play it.

You cant happen upon a camp of enemies in MP and sit and watch their patterns, map their patrols and make a strategy on how to attack them. MP is 90% see someone, shoot.
Eonjay  +   582d ago
Does everything have to have multiplayer? No. It just needs to deliver quality.
edonus   582d ago | Spam
CocoWolfie  +   582d ago
a great game is just as great with or without multiplayer huh :)
KYU2130  +   582d ago
Im glad to see that games such as Infamous Second Son and Thief are focusing on the single player element rather that trying to find a way to create a multiplayer environment.
MatrixxGT  +   582d ago
Agreed. There's plenty of games that are great at MP (ex. Cod/BF) and they will always be there. The MP last for a very long time as well as thier servers. Some great SP games release with a cheezy MP tacked on that community doesn't last much past first price drop. After that I feel devs could have used that time and energy to turn that 8/10 game into a 9/10 game or whatever.
SlapHappyJesus  +   582d ago
Does anyone view the lack of multiplayer, in a series that never previously had it, as a good thing for, if nothing else, the fact that development for said multiplayer didn't take away from development of the singleplayer itself?
urwifeminder  +   581d ago
I wont buy games that don't have multiplayer usually that said the fact that this is stealth makes me not want it.
#6 (Edited 581d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Blues and Bullets: Episode One Review | Entertainment Buddha

1h ago - EB: This is all merely the beginning for Blues and Bullets. If this episode is just the groundwor... | PC
40°

Rare Replay Review- PCMag

1h ago - Rare Replay offers 30 games from across the 30-year legacy of beloved game developer Rare, and wh... | Xbox One
Ad

Top 5 Movies To See This Month

Now - The month of September has Johnny Depp portraying an enraged criminal, a group of climbers trying to make it home safely, and the return of the sur... | Promoted post
40°

Armello Review: Premeditated Regicide | Shacknews

1h ago - Armello is a virtual board game that combines card strategy and role-playing elements. It takes a... | PC
40°

Why cynicism and video games don't mix

2h ago - An opinion piece into how constant cynicism loses sight of what video game culture is supposed to... | Culture
30°

Draco HS880 Headset Review | The Game Scouts

2h ago - Tin Salamunic: Cheap in price doesn't have to automatically equate to cheap in quality. Few have... | Tech