Multiplayer gaming is not the future

If singleplayer games die, then gaming dies with them, argues Xbox World's Steven Williams.

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BillytheAlien2651d ago

Tell that for the people who want to ruin great single player games like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, God of War, Batman, Half life for example. Heres me trying to list more, looking at my stack of games only to realise the ones I wanted to mention, Bioshock 2, Dead Space, Assassins Creed for example...have already got online tacked onto them.

Ask developers for new, multiplayer focused IPs, don't ask for it in exsisting franchises you will ruin them.

bebojet2650d ago

I couldn't have said it better.

Blastoise2650d ago

I dont see the problem with tacked on multiplayer as long as the single player is the main focus. You mentioned Bioshock 2 and i enjoyed the single player on that and also got a couple more hours out of the game with the multiplayer. Whats the problem?

ATi_Elite2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Well for those of us in the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race we have seen the future.........and the future is games that allow you to play single player or instantly jump into a multiplayer mode.

Many MMO's allow for you to go at it alone while simultaneously giving you the freedom to interact or team up on the fly with other gamers.

But a complete genocide of SP games....NO NOPE NEVER NO WAY! You have SP and MP games and then you have the Hybrids.

There are plenty of gamers for all types of games. Nothing has to die off except low quality and crap games like Bodycount!

cyborg69712650d ago

Master race you say. So your a Nazi.

ATi_Elite2650d ago


I got a bunch of disagrees simply from saying "Glorious PC Gaming Master Race" and some 2kb pixel called me a Nazi!

But the truth of my post is SP games will not die off and Next console gen you consolers will be lucky enough to play some of the innovative games us PC gamers are enjoying right now that let you go from SP to MP on the fly giving you the best of both super huge world filled with 1000's of gamers and not limited to 32!

Feel free to rage hate and disagree again if it makes you feel better!

Gaming is evolving and it's name is MMO!

Hicken2650d ago

You got disagrees for being a d*ck.

I doubt anybody's disagreeing with your stating that these various type of games exist. And I don't think they're disagreeing with your assertion that singleplayer games will disappear.

So what could possibly have caused them to disagree with you? The only thing left is that part where you're being obnoxious.

Nah, that couldn't be it. Your elitism and/or fanboyism can't possibly be the reason people are disagreeing with you.

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slayereddy2651d ago

Well it is for me and many others and it's a fact it is increasing more and more in that direction. The last single player game I played was on a cartridge format. Even when there was no online gaming on consoles I would only play split screen multiplayer or fighting games.

Brosy2650d ago

I wouldn't say multiplayer is the future. But there is certainly a place for multiplayer in gaming. I personally don't have the time to invest in the multiplayer of all games. Especially the games where the multiplayer is just tacked on. But games that do multiplayer well, I find the enjoyment to be had. I wouldn't say multiplayer is the future of gaming.

Trainz2650d ago

Multiplayer gaming IS the future.
Anybody that disagree's is just in denial.

tigertron2650d ago

Different strokes for different folks. Some people want to be more social and play with their friends and other people. Others like to experience a story on their own and in their own time. I like both equally.

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