Single player games are dying is what EA, Activision, and a number of other companies would have to believe. They are not only releasing more multiplayer-centric games but also turning single-player story games into live services. However, games like God of War, Spiderman PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many others prove how much the community wants to see single-player experiences on consoles and PC.
Sony is one of the leading companies that is committed to working on quality single player games. The publisher gave us titles like God of War, Spiderman PS4, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Horizon Zero Dawn, and upcoming games like Death Stranding and Days Gone. Surely, sequels to many of these games are already under development for PS5 as the company wants to remain committed to single player, however, multiplayer titles are not something they are completely ignoring for the future.
Games like Fortnite, PUBG, Warframe, Warface, Destiny, The Division, and the likes are there to satisfy your multiplayer cravings. But Sony own first-party content is mainly single player narrative driven.
Speaking with MCVUK, PlayStation’s Warwick Light acknowledged how 2018 has been big for Fortnite but it also allowed the company to act as a publisher to focus on games like God of War, Detriot Become Human, and more.
While 2018 was indisputably a big year for Fortnite, it was also a year which saw us really act like a publisher and focus on our exclusive titles whether it was God of War, Spider-Man, Detroit or VR titles such as Astro Bot.
Buzzwords are one thing, what our players are demanding is another. There’s still a huge audience for games that offer the best in single player narrative with stunning gameplay, as witnessed by the enormous popularity of both Spider-Man and God of War in this year’s charts. I was just at the Golden Joysticks–God of War won five!
Besides Sony, there are many other developer and publisher working on single player experiences. There are those who mastered the art of merging story and multiplayer to create something unique. Games like Path of Exile, World of Warcraft, and the likes have found a middle ground by creating an unmatched multiplayer experience formed around a deep and engaging narrative.