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EA Is Wrong About Single Player Games And Bethesda Proves That Yet Again

Bethesda is setting up an excellent precedent of great single player experiences over the last several years.

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Reaprr16d ago

I <3 Bethesda

I say let the artists paint whatever pictures they want.

What did EA say about SinglePlayer anyways?

IamTylerDurden116d ago (Edited 16d ago )

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.

Reaprr16d ago (Edited 16d ago )

" 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.

shinoff218316d ago

Fallout 76 being online is just a rumor hopefully not true

Hardiman16d ago (Edited 16d ago )

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!

TheOptimist16d ago

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

Rachel_Alucard15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Add Rage 2 and Battlecry would've also been a multiplayer focused game had it been released

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Liqu1d16d ago

"[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/...

CrimsonWing6916d ago

EA is wrong about a lot of things...

ArchangelMike16d ago

I was just just about to say this.

IamTylerDurden116d ago (Edited 16d ago )

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.

CrimsonWing6916d ago (Edited 16d ago )

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.

OB1Biker16d ago

I feel people have forgotten the Respawn SW game. I'm still hopeful about it.

I_am_Batman15d ago

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.

IamTylerDurden115d ago (Edited 15d ago )

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.

jeromeface15d ago

I was more excited for the EA visceral project that got canned than any respawn sp game. EA f***ed up.

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jhoward58516d ago (Edited 16d ago )

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.

Hardiman16d ago

Thank god there's Bethesda, CDPR, Nintendo and Sony's amazing devs along with others who still deliver great SP experiences!

Reaprr15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

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.

Tobse16d ago

Just look at fortnite and look at the best selling sp game, guess what made more money. EA isnt wrong, they are realistic

Liqu1d16d ago

How much money did Lawbreakers, Evolve, Battleborn and Radical Heights make? How many multiplayer games will come anywhere close to what Fortnite is doing?

Tobse15d ago

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

Rippcity15d ago

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.

Kitt9216d ago

Yeah gta 5 sold better than any call of duty etc and at the start that was totally a single player game

Tobse15d ago

The biggest sp game on 5 Systems yep it sold good and now it turned into GAAS because that makes even more money

Goldby15d ago

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...

Tobse15d ago

Sorry the truth hurts you so much. Like how you ignored the best selling lists

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