An EA spokesperson said the company strongly believes that multiplayer games are the most exciting place to be developing and that singleplayer games are becoming a thing of the past:
Speaking at an EA Winter Games Showcase earlier this week and EA spokesperson said that the company strongly believed that multiplayer games were the most exciting place to be developing and that singleplayer experiences may well be on the way out.
"Singleplayer games are no longer the future," said a spokesperson who introduced the event which had playable segments from Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect 2 and C&C 4 on show.
"Multiplayer games are becoming increasingly exciting...Online functionality is a key way of extending the player experience."
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Re: EA: Singleplayer games no longer the future by Anonymous on Monday, November 09 2009 @ 16:00:02 CET
EA, what a joke!
Hopefully they go out of business and let someone else make all the money.
Re: EA: Singleplayer games no longer the future by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 10 2009 @ 03:54:36 CET
This is like saying there is no future in PC games. MMO's and multiplayers are quite the rage now, but these things go in phases. Ask anyone who's ever quit playing an MMO and you'll find out that the wide world of multiplayer gaming has a lot of baggage with it. I think sales of modern single player games (with a small scale 1-8 friends) cooperative mode are really where the market finds it's balance. It's nice to play with friends, but still to play the game by yourself when the friends are otherwise occupied.
If that is what they mean, that flying with your friends, or delving dungeons or swinging lightsabers are all games that should have a multiplayer "option" then they are right with some limitations (cycles in the moods of the players over years). But if they think that MMO's are going to replace all single player games they'd be wrong.