Bethesda is setting up an excellent precedent of great single player experiences over the last several years.
I <3 Bethesda I say let the artists paint whatever pictures they want. What did EA say about SinglePlayer anyways?
Bethesda is not without sin though. TESO, Fallout Shelter, Fallout 76? They release semi broken games and are attempting shady things with the Creation Club as well. I love Bethesda, but let's not get carried away. Sony obviously is the publisher carrying the torch for SP games at the moment, but Bethesda has been important as well.
" Sony obviously is the publisher carrying the torch for SP games at the moment. . " Platform holders don't have a choice but to produce singlePlayer games. They're suppose to do that. and Sony is ONE of not the only one.
Fallout 76 being online is just a rumor hopefully not true
Yeah people can hate or split hairs all they want but Sony is king of quality SP games! They fund more quality SP experiences than anyone and it's not like there's not evidence of this! Doesn't matter if they are a platform holder or not because the fact is they allow devs more creative freedom than any other platform holder and have more games as well! In fact just this year theyve released seven exclusive games that I can think of and it's just the first of June!
Sorry, but even Uncharted 4 had MTs.... If there is one developer carrying it, it is definitely CD Projekt Red. Add to that GOG and they are unbeatable in terms of consumer friendliness
Add Rage 2 and Battlecry would've also been a multiplayer focused game had it been released
"[We're] very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it cooperative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you're out," Gibeau said. "I think that model is finished. Online is where the innovation, and the action, is at." https://www.wired.com/2010/... “As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a much more linear game [which] people don’t like as much today as they did five years ago or ten years ago,” Jorgensen said. https://www.vg247.com/2017/...
EA is wrong about a lot of things...
I was just just about to say this.
But they weren't wrong about A Way Out and Battlefield One. Both games were very good and fans loved them. A Way Out was extremely consumer friendly with a free version being offered to friends. EA has made giant mistakes, but i think people are piling on a bit.
Um... not to be that guy, but... https://kotaku.com/a-way-ou... This is the headline: "A Way Out Sold More In Two Weeks Than EA Apparently Thought It'd Sell Total" So, it looks like they were wrong, again.
I feel people have forgotten the Respawn SW game. I'm still hopeful about it.
I've only played BF1's single player campaign after everyone praised it so much and it was ok but definitely not "very good". The graphics are obviously amazing and among the best of the industry and the gunplay is great too but the campaign itself was mediocre at best. The level design was subpar and the story was disappointingly bad considering the setting. Maybe I went in expecting too much but I could've done without ever playing the game and in my opinion wouldn't have missed much at all. I understand that the meat of the game is it's multiplayer which I haven't played so my criticism only applies to the SP portion.
I meant that A Way Out and BF1 were good games published by EA. A Way Out was extremely consumer friendly. They were good decisions by EA. I was just showing that EA has done good things recently, they are not all bad. A Way Out exceeding expectations has nothing to do with what i was talking about.
I was more excited for the EA visceral project that got canned than any respawn sp game. EA f***ed up.
The idea behind the single player game isn't as important doesn't make any sense at all because, In the entertainment business, it really doesn't matter what medium is used, what genre a game is based on, and gameplay type. A good game is a good game. plain and simple.
@jhoward Quality comment
Thank god there's Bethesda, CDPR, Nintendo and Sony's amazing devs along with others who still deliver great SP experiences!
Singleplayer was never going anywhere to begin with. Let devs put out what they want. there are those who like both SP and MP or One or the other. There's room for both. This campaign of yours praising those who make single-player titles. They are doing their Jobs lol.
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Just look at fortnite and look at the best selling sp game, guess what made more money. EA isnt wrong, they are realistic
How much money did Lawbreakers, Evolve, Battleborn and Radical Heights make? How many multiplayer games will come anywhere close to what Fortnite is doing?
Pubg, cod, battlefield, dota, lol, wow, Destiny all are at this Level. What about prey, dishonored 2, Gravity Rush 2, Mass Effect Andromeda etc. How much money did they make? Facts are, the Top 10 games right now on steam are all GAAS. PlayStation store has 9/10 GAAS on the best selling list of 2017
You're cherry picking games right now though. I could do the same things with single player games. How much money did Knack 2, No Man's Sky or The Order make? See what I did? I took a bunch of single player games that weren't as successful and used them to make a point. In reality though, that doesn't prove anything. Those games didn't make money because they weren't great games. Games like God of War or Horizon make money because they are great games. Same goes for games like Overwatch and Pubg. Great games, regardless of genre or type, will make money.
Yeah gta 5 sold better than any call of duty etc and at the start that was totally a single player game
The biggest sp game on 5 Systems yep it sold good and now it turned into GAAS because that makes even more money
Yes please continue to compare a free to play game with a game that has a cost associated with it. Hey while your at it, instead of comparing apples to apples, can you compare apples to a meat lasagna too. And tell us how one of them has more protein than the other...
Sorry the truth hurts you so much. Like how you ignored the best selling lists
Bethesda and a lot of other devs and publishers have disproven EA's steaming pile of lies. Heck, EA disproved their own BS when they published A Way Out by Hazelight Studios only to have it shatter their expectations.
A Way Out really was a great game. Me and my brother both live in different states and being able to play that with him was awesome. Hopefully with it doing so well there'll be more co-op campaign games like it to come out in the next few years.
they DID publish my favorite games this gen ( doom, wolfenstein 2), kinda makes me forgive them for not porting skyrim to my toothbrush, but hey, i sense a fuckup with the new fallout, i do hope i'm wrong though. Also the only word that you wanna put with EA in a sentence is Satan
Um but aren't Bethesda constantly pushing their Elder Scrolls MMO and most likely going to do the same with Fallout 76?
What I don't understand is why everyone argues as if there can only be one or the other. There is plenty of digital space available for both SP, story-driven games and GaaS MP games. A healthy mixture is important for the success of the gaming industry.
The issue is they want to dictate what creators make. If one creator isn't making what you like. You have options, one of which includes turning to a creator who makes what you like.
EA is wrong about a lot of things. This should surprise literally no-one.
Maybe people should stop supporting EA so when they say stupid shit like this, it's irrelevant.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon, Mario Odyssey.........all single player games. All 3 of the best selling and highest rated games last year. Variety is the key. You can't just have one or the other.
EA puts out some dogsh"t single player games, they're poorly received, so they say "Single player games are dying". Well if you publish something worth a sh"t then maybe you'd actually make some money on an sp game.
EA are a bunch of asshats. They just want your money and only want to put out the least amount of effort possible. SP takes imagination, and story writing skills, dialog etc. The Battlefront SP campaign was god awful. They cannot even get a story right in an established universe.
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