by David Sanchez on September 12, 2012 @ 11:43 pm
Apparently, some folks really think single-player gaming is finished, and we now see more developers shifting their focus on multiplayer components and online modes. In an interview with GameSpot, Insomniac CEO Ted Price stated the company probably wouldn’t make strictly single-player titles in the future.
“I can’t imagine that any game we’d do from here on out will be single-player only,” said Price. “The game world has changed. As gamers, we’ve always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it’s much easier for us to play together. It’s much easier for developers to create experiences where you can play together. So we want to encourage that with all of our games. Ultimately, in my opinion, it’s often more fun to play with a friend.”
According to Price, Insomniac’s upcoming title, Fuse (formerly Overdrive), will feature compelling single-player and multiplayer experiences. Good to know that the developer is trying to deliver something for both solo gamers and the multiplayer crowd. Still, we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out once Fuse actually launches.
How do you folks feel about this? Personally, I prefer single-player games over multiplayer experiences, but that’s just me. Sure, I like to jump into some local co-op in Double Dragon: Neon and shooting fools in the face in Max Payne 3‘s online multiplayer, but I’m also a huge supporter of lone wolf affairs like Skyrim, Super Meat Boy, and No More Heroes.
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