Has single-player gaming run out of steam?

If you can play with real people, why settle for robots? That's a sentiment which resonates with much of the gaming community, if industry trends and sales figures are anything to go by. Blizzard's online roleplaying game, World of Warcraft, reached 9 million subscribers in July. Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service was a major selling point for the Xbox 360. Most recent big-budget action games support multiplayer functionality. Even some largely single-player titles - such as Neverwinter Nights - enjoy continuing sales long after release due to the astonishing amount of online content available. Are single-player, AI-driven games becoming a thing of the past?

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omansteveo4040d ago

Ummm NO! look at Bioshock

HowarthsNJ4040d ago

Not everyone cares for virtual paint-ball matches etc.

Even in quest driven fantasy games the creatures battled are AI bots.

Mario184040d ago

More work gets put into single player games, thats why they are awesome!

gunnerforlife4040d ago

if they ever stopped creating single player modes than thats it for most games well for me anyways, ill never touch another game again.

synce4040d ago

I'm not even going to bother reading the article as this may be one of the stupidest things I've heard in a while.

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