Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Won't Affect Single Player Experience
We're likin' EA's approach to multiplayer gaming: first, they assign two completely different teams to Medal of Honor; EALA to handle the single-player campaign and DICE to handle the multiplayer.
And now, they're saying that although the new multiplayer mode in the upcoming Dead Space 2 will "surprise and excite," it will not come at the expense of the single-player adventure. This according to what the game's executive producer, Steve Papoutsis, told CVG; he knows the team needs to produce an "extremely high-quality" sequel after the smash hit that was the original. He says he thinks that due to their efforts to give gamers an awesome online multiplayer experience, some may believe they're "watering down" the single-player experience." But remember that bit about EA using two teams for MoH...? Said Papoutsis:
"We actually have the luxury of having another team that's working with us [on multiplayer]. We've taken people that made the original Dead Space and given them the goal of making a very compelling and uniquely Dead Space multiplayer game. Those guys sit with us, work with us, and they understand how important it is to make sure that whatever we do on the franchise is extremely high quality and is extremely seated in the Dead Space universe."
Maybe EA really is getting that there are gamers who actually want to play a game by themselves. Maybe they realize that utilizing extra resources to satisfy both single-player and multiplayer fans will pay off in the end. Well, when Dead Space 2 hits some time during the first quarter next year, we're willing to bet those efforts will pay off.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 2
5/14/2010 12:13:03 PM Ben Dutka