MMGN blogger poses the question.
"This started as a reply to Heller's thread pc.mmgn.com/... but I added more meat and gravy and it grew, so here goes. . . . .
The idea that Multiplayer gaming is going to one day take over and solo gameplay experiences are somehow secondary to playing via networks seems interesting, but ultimately flawed to me. . . .
I cannot see solo play ever dying and that isn't because I don't like online play. Instead online and solo are two halves of the one whole. They are both equally vital and create very different narrative driven experiences."