EA Eliminates Single Player Only Experiences

Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM PDT by Dick Ward

Every game coming out of EA from now on will have some kind of online multiplayer element.

"I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single-player experience," says EA Label president Frank Gibeau. It's a boast, but also a declaration of the direction that EA will be heading from now on. The company will only be creating games with multiplayer elements – no more single player only experiences.

That's not to say that there won't be games with large single player components, mind you. 'Mass Effect 3' is a prime example of what EA is aiming for. It had a rich campaign and could easily be enjoyed solo, but a multiplayer mode was still present.

For many upcoming games, this isn't much of a challenge. One of the more interesting titles is 'SimCity,' which doesn't exactly lend itself to a multiplayer experience.

Source: GameSpot

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