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Insomniac’s Done With Single Player Only Games
Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has said that all future titles will have some multiplayer component in an interview with Gamespot today.
“I can’t imagine that any game we’d do from here on out will be single-player-only” he said. “The [game industry] has changed. As gamers, we have always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it’s much easier for us to play together.
“And 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 because ultimately, in my opinion, it’s often more fun to play with a friend,” he added.
Price affirmed that the developer is not dropping single player altogether, pointing to upcoming title FUSE.
“We understand that a large portion of players are interested in that single-player experience. A lot of us gamers are interested in both,” he commented. “I love single-player games but I also love multiplayer games, and I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side.”
Earlier this month EA’s franchise label president Frank Gibeau said “we are very proud of the way EA evolved with consumers. I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single player experience.”
He went on to clarify that “what I’m saying is if you’re going do it, do it with an open-world game that’s a connected experience where you can actually see other players, you can co-operate, you can compete and it can be social.
“Everything that we do, we see the telemetry coming in telling us that’s the best way to build our business and that’s the best way to build these experiences and be differentiated from others.”
FUSE is being published by EA as part of the EA Partner Program.