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Single-player games withstood World of Warcraft. They’ll survive PUBG, too

With the recent cancellation of Visceral's single-player Star Wars game, shifting focus of big publishers on multiplayer games and more than stellar success of cooperative multiplayer games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, gamers are starting to ask questions. Are single-player story-driven games dead? Do players want them contrary to what some big publishers say? Do they have big commercial potential? Is multiplayer the only future of gaming?

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UCForce183d ago (Edited 183d ago )

If Single Player cease to exist, then I stop playing game. Because it’s a part of gaming culture. It’s always a fact. Multiplayer is here to stay, but SP and MP are need to coexist. I can’t believe why people are losing faith on SP games. And i’m start questioning about gaming community and industry.

fenome182d ago

These single player games are my bread and butter. I'm just not really into shooters or online multiplayer games.

thekhurg182d ago

Give me an amazing open world RPG over an online shooter any day of the week.

ULTp0ltergeist182d ago

Halo had a perfect balance of SP and MP showing it can be done but very difficult.

Summons75182d ago

Why would they be threatened? Get this ridiculous myth out of circulation. Just because Microsoft and EA are trying to push that myth doesn't mean it has any merit and the fast we laugh them off the better.

Thunder_G0d_Bane182d ago

Exactly. I love WoW just as much as i love Breath of the Wild, KOTOR, Witcher 3 and Last of Us and many other singleplayer games that have been released since then.

I've never been conflicted about either of these type of games they coexist in my head.

kevnb182d ago (Edited 182d ago )

world of warcraft was (and maybe still is) the biggest game ever yet other games still sold.On another note, lists never want to give it credit but 8-12 + million subscribed at once for all those years means we are most likely well over 100 million total sales. Maybe even 200 million for wow at this point, theres a reason why nearly every mmo copies it.

bluefox755182d ago

As long as there's a demand, there will be a supply. They won't die, because lots of people still enjoy them.

datriax182d ago

Of course they will. Even if all "AAA" companies drop single player games, there will always be others who rush in to fill the vacuum.

Single player games will always have a place, because I will always prefer single player games.

Given there are ~7 BILLION people on this planet? I'm sure I'm not alone. Not by a long shot.

FreddyFazbear182d ago

Your not alone, They day when SP dies is the day I quit gaming and wont be a part of it. ill just replay my old consoles. But games like mario odyssey, legend of zelda uncharted, persona 5, Witcher 3, Dragon age 3, FFXV, MGS etc. if your in your right mind you will never let go of these games and i wont replace them with multiplayer. SP are forever you can play them as long as you can with no internet just electricity given you took good care of your collection unlike MP games who knows how long they will stay in the servers.

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