Single player games are dying is what EA, Activision, and a number of other companies would have to believe. They are not only releasing more multiplayer-centric games but also turning single-player story games into live services. However, games like God of War, Spiderman PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many others prove how much the community wants to see single-player experiences on consoles and PC. Sony is one of the leading companies that is committed to working on quality single player games. The publisher gave us titles like God of War, Spiderman PS4, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Horizon Zero Dawn, and upcoming games like Death Stranding and Days Gone. Surely, sequels to many of these games are already under development for PS5 as the company wants to remain committed to single player, however, multiplayer titles are not something they are completely ignoring for the future. Games like Fortnite, PUBG, Warframe, Warface, Destiny, The Division, and the likes are there to … [Read more...] about Sony Exec Takes a Shot At EA and Activision, Wants to Remain Committed to Single Player Games
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally upon us. It’s something every fan of single player games is looking forward to. We are getting this sequel after 8 long years but still, there’s no confirmation regarding any additional story content in the game. CEO of Rockstar, Strauss Zelnick did discuss the importance of single-player campaigns in video games. But that’s something even Rockstar doesn’t give importance to anymore. To be exact, it’s been 5 years since we received any additional single-player content in any RockStar game. Which now has us worried about Red Dead Redemption 2 and its future. By looking at the last story DLC in a RockStar game. It’s looking very unlikely that we will get any additional story content anytime near after launch. Strauss Zelnick once said: “Single-player, in my opinion, is not dead, not even close. Companies that feel like they’ll just avoid the hard work of building a story and characters and go … [Read more...] about Take Two: Single Player Games Aren’t Dead, “Not Even Close”
Rage 2, id's collaboration with Avalanche Software, is going to be a strictly single-player game, with nothing by way of multiplayer diversions. It marks a slight departure from the 2010 original, which offered co-op and vehicle-based multiplayer, though it's in keeping with Avalanche's previous track record, in which the developer has always wanted to play to its single-player strengths. "We're just focussed on the best open world single player game that we can make," Rage 2 designer Magnus Nedfors told Eurogamer at a pre-E3 event in Avalanche's Stockholm studio. "I personally really believe you can make single player games really fantastic, so that's what we're focussed on."Rage 2 is a open-world first person shooter that blends together Avalanche and id's expertise, though it's inevitable there'd be some compromises along the way. 60fps - an integral part of the gunplay which has become part of the id brand - will be part of the PC, Xbox One X and PS4 Pro experiences, but not on … [Read more...] about Rage 2 is a strictly single-player game, and it’ll hit 60fps on console
Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive service, OnLive was marred by issues like heavy compression, latency, and poor game selection. Shadow, developed by the Blade Group, has largely mitigated most of these problems. And since it streams a full-on desktop PC and not just a curated library of games, you could also use it to launch all your Steam games and for productivity tasks like video editing. In addition, you can stream it to numerous devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, MacBooks, and more. Shadow suggest that the PCs in its server farms are the equivalent to a $2,000 gaming PC. The monthly subscription service starts at $35 per month, and might be a compelling option given the current cost-prohibitive price of GPUs … [Read more...] about Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?
Over the past couple of days, Xbox Divison head Phil Spencer took to Twitter to as he often does to talk more about Xbox Game Pass and a few other topics. First of all, we learn that Spencer sees the service as both a subscription service with great value, and a new model that could open up opportunities for creativity, especially for single-player games. According to Spencer, there is a lot of interest from various studios that would like to see how the service performs. Microsoft intends to lead with its first-party games, but the goal is to expand to other studios. Interestingly, Spencer also promised more original Xbox backward compatible games, even if they’ll come at a slower pace than tose for Xbox 360. Last, but not least, he mentioned that he always believed that Monster Hunter could become a “huge global franchise,” and Monster Hunter World is a great step for Capcom. The addition of new first-party games to the Xbox Game Pass was announced by Microsoft a … [Read more...] about Phil Spencer Sees Xbox Game Pass as an Opportunity for Single-Player Games and More