Former executive producer of Assassin’s Creed, Jade Raymond, believes that singleplayer games are not dead yet. According to Raymond, she loves story based games and they are”definitely” not dead.
Jade led the creation of Assassin’s Creed series with Patrice Désilets, the first installment released over a decade ago and it has since gone on to become one of the biggest properties in the gaming industry. Over the years, the game has evolved from its linear story-driven design to a more open-ended RPG game.
They’re definitely not dead. I love story-based games, that’s sort of what I started out in. It’s what I always traditionally played. I think there’s so much still to explore in terms of narrative games and new takes on them. And I think it’s something that’s in a sense the holy grail of games.
The success of games like Horizon Zero Dawn, A Way Out, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and many others are a clear indication that singleplayer games are here to stay. However, some disturbing reports are coming in regarding one of the most notable publishers dropping singleplayer.
Reportedly, Black Ops 4 won’t be featuring a singleplayer campaign. Apparently, this was done to focus on multiplayer modes and a possible battle royale experience.
Meanwhile, the next Assassin’s Creed will definitely feature a story mode but the title won’t release until next year. AC is no longer an annual franchise which resulted in Origins, a complete revamping of this IP.
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