Many game developers are focusing on Multiplayer modes and even zombie modes to make their titles relevant for longer. While a single player storyline can only be so long, developers can get away with creating an online multiplayer title. Grand Theft Auto V is a great testimony to what taking your game online can do.
Doing a single player gives you the freedom to put all your energy, resources and time to produce a solid storyline and an impressive gameplay.
You won’t have to spend hours figuring out multiplayer algorithms, setting up and maintaining servers or coming up with an anti-cheat system.
MachineGames, the name behind Wolfenstein, knew this when they were planning and creating The New Colossus. According to the narrative designer, Tommy Tordsson, adding a multiplayer component would have diluted the game’s robust single-player mode.
This is very crucial bearing in mind that Tordsson believes that Wolfenstein 2 is an action adventure game, not the traditional first-person shooter. This puts more emphasis on telling a story and getting the experience right.
It Means Freedom to Modders and Cheat Users
While the developer might dwell on better storytelling and less wandering, veteran gamers know that an unlimited single player piece is always good news since most games won’t bother if you use cheats, hacks or mods to make the game more interesting.
Even though Wolfenstein 2 might not be as big or in any way similar to the Fallout series, you can easily see what happens when the developer delivers a pristine single player campaign. There’s room for improvement and the power to keep the game rolling without relying on online servers, anti-cheat bans and other tiresome procedures that are popular with multiplayer titles.
Yes, people might be used to multiplayer. Yes, other single-player action pieces like Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider and The Evil Within 2 might not do so well in initial sales. However, the fact that the game relies on nothing more stay playable or to make sales makes it a great long-term investment to players and developers.