When Bethesda Studios confirmed that Fallout 76 was going to be entirely online, a few feathers were rustled. People all across the web accused Bethesda of jumping on the online survival bandwagon and ditching their traditional single player policies. Ever since the reveal, Bethesda has been keen on reassuring fans that single player games will remain the stuido’s forte in the future.
In an interview conducted by The Guardian about the future of Bethesda, Pete Hines has once again assured fans that Bethesda will always keep making epic single player games.
“Well, we keep doing it,” he says. “There was a lot of hand-wringing around [2017’s] Prey, but we just announced a huge update. Rage 2 is a giant single-player game, [the next Doom game] Doom Eternal is single-player, and Wolfenstein: Young Blood is single-player. Single-player is still a thing; it might continue to grow or evolve, but it’s part of who we are, and we still think there’s room to be successful. That doesn’t mean that we should keep doing things the way we did five or 10 years ago – we’ve got to continue to change how we approach it.”
Howard acknowledges players’ fears about the diminishing prominence of single-player games. “It’s understandable. That would be my fear too,” he says.
Credit: The Guardian