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Does Every Game Really Need to Have Multiplayer Content?

Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Lately, it feels as though there has been a large shift in the way that video games are developed. This change is to be expected, of course, as the games industry proves year after year that when it comes to the entertainment world, video games are currently the reining king. As the video game industry has grown, so too have the titles and projects that developers work on, with massive budgets granted for AAA titles that rival, if not surpass, major film budgets."

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HAMM3RofBUDDHA760d ago

This is definitely an issue in AAA development.

cfc78760d ago

Definitely no I hate it when sp games get cut short of what they could of been just to have some half assed multiplayer added.

HanzoHattori759d ago

Tomb Raider:The Definitive Edition is the perfect example that supports ^^^this^^^ comment.

toddybad759d ago (Edited 759d ago )

And you have to play it forever if you want a platinum. Hate it!

HanzoHattori759d ago

Sports games, run & cover shooters, FPS, and hack & slash games may benefit from a multiplayer mode. Games with cinematic cut-scenes, like survival adventure, horror, rpgs suffer when content is taken away to add in a multiplayer. Just image if TLOU was open world, but there would be no multiplayer mode. TLOU has the potential to be so much more than it is. Without multiplayer, the game could be filled with more places to explore, an expanded story, and more infected instead of being completely linear. Don't misunderstand my comments about TLOU because I do consider it to be one of the greatest games of all time and for anyone who has played the game, I think most of us can agree that TLOU's status as one of the greatest games has nothing to do with the multiplayer mode. I think multiplayer mode in certain games should be offered as DLC instead of being added to a game and taking away from content in the main story.

Great topic. Good article.

spacedelete759d ago

why can't we have both ? to me if its just single player only then it has no replay value and i'd trate it as soon as i could. this is same as if a game is only multiplayer i won't buy that as well. gaming is about being more social so get deal with it. get more friends to play and you won't question games with multiplayer.