The question is asked, should single player and multiplayer games be split in two and sold as separate units?
Interesting...I'm sort of split on the idea. On one hand I love having more for my money by publishers including both components into the package (as long as it doesn't suck) and on the other I feel like each would get more attention during development if they were different entities. For now I like it the way it is since I really don't want to pay over $60 USD for a new game.
I would assume the price would remain the same but merely split into two. So $29.99 for each component or am I being naive and Activision would still charge 60 for the Multiplayer only and another 60 for the single player? I like the idea but it spells doom if either a single player game sucks or a multiplayer game sucks. I guess it would make developers more concious of failure and would encourage them to ensure their game will generate sales based on its own merits.
I honestly think publishers would see it as another way to make even more money out of us and charge more, say £30 for half a game. Also, would that mean single player games like Skyrim aren't worth the full asking price because it dont have multiplayer? It's a bad move and one that doesn't even need doing.
I would say they split it down the middle and maybe charge $40 for each (maybe just $30 for Sp). 'm honestly against the idea. Just give me the whole game in one package. I don't want to have to buy both separate.
I can see a future where a game can be purely multiplayer on console. Take Counter Strike for example, I could certainly see the likes of Call of Duty or Halo being sold in multiplayer form only via. digital distribution. Such a game over time would then just see mandatory updates and a slew of map packs to rake in the cash.
Warhawk (I have downloadable version) and M.A.G. are two full fledged games that come to mind on PS3 that have already gone that route and BF1943 and Modern Combat: Domination are two downloadable games that have done it also. These are just games I own or have owned, sure there are some others as well.
I swear I wrote the very same thing on a comment a couple weeks ago. They should. Sell each for $30 separate at launch. I don't see anything wrong with it. The FPS market gets their money cause they'll sell MORE copies since it's cheaper, and those that want the single player only can pay for it separately or get another game altogether.
They definately should. I have played over 800 hours of bad company 2 online, I dont even have any idea what the single player looks like. BF3 I am on 200 hours again havent even placed the single player disk in my xbox. that
I know im the minority here but....i have played each & every new COD with my gamefly subscription i play the campaign then send it back to gamefly. I have ZERO interest in multiplayer whatsoever. I like the stories & once there done im done with the game.
YES!!! Single player's gone out the window these days, it's become secondary to multi player for most devs!! I for one would like it back!! I've started renting games now instead of buying because of it
I love singelplayer. :(
No... But they should be reviewed separately for sure.
Yes cause theirs no good single players any more
Yes, that way these companies can reduce the prices for getting a next gen experience for say just 30 or 40 bucks. Sell the multiplayer version for $20 and I believe we would see even higher game sells.
They could go the other way around though and charge ~$40 for MP and ~$30 for SP - a total cost of about $70 for something that should cost $60 altogether.
If they bring first class content that dont last 8 hours then im sold. But id still want expandable options i of the single player from the devolpers. Aint a case of heres your single player £40 we don't care anymore. Id want Add on content. Be that DLC then id still want that id want more in depth DLC extra levels missions story/ Don't want new skins wallpapers etc boring. End of the day Single player has proven it still draws the crowds. Skyrim anyone? ive lost 250+ hours so far and i intend on sitting it again after im done ive applied a redicilous amount of mods lol. Again that type of support is important for me in single player. Let players help themselves expand the life of there experences. To many Devs think people want a 8 hour film style game. Multiplayer has been and can be sold as a single format. Make sure its easy to use AAA quality and above all not needing a million patches before people can use it. On PC get the dedi servers back in give gamers full control over the servers again. On console scrap your peer to peer bull shit if your gonna ever think of this idea you have to give people quality for there money.
I think it sounds like an awful idea. Separating something that is already sold in a complete package...no thank you. Desperation would be the only reasoning behind that.
Sounds like a good idea, so long as you could buy the full set too. Or better yet, sell a single player only campaign, and then sell a single player campaign/multiplayer version~
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