inFamous: Second Son Won't Have Multiplayer: Do You Care?
It seems like every game these days has to have multiplayer. It's becoming a law or something.
However, as recent reports have confirmed, the highly anticipated inFamous: Second Son will not feature a multiplayer mode of any kind. This has been met with a mixed reception from gamers and journalists.
As an open-world sandbox game, there will certainly be enough content to keep us entertained, so multiplayer isn't essential. Furthermore, this means the developer has focused 100% of its resources on producing the best single-player adventure possible, which is very good news for those who still appreciate campaign quality. Sucker Punch knows what they're doing, and I think they know multiplayer isn't a deal-breaker for a game like Second Son. And that's true; I doubt anybody would buy the game specifically for online multiplayer.
However, we've seen great examples of open-world multiplayer before. Last year's Grand Theft Auto V was fantastic, for instance. Then again, Sucker Punch probably didn't have the absolutely massive resources Rockstar enjoyed for the creation and production of GTAV. I say that, despite the possibilities, it's best that the designers didn't opt to tangle with multiplayer for the inFamous sequel. The bottom line is that while it could've been an asset, we really didn't need it. The game will offer a huge amount of entertainment as is, I'm sure.
Related Game(s): inFamous: Second Son
1/26/2014 11:07:38 PM Ben Dutka