By Guest Blogger Steven Dropkin
Ever since Call of Duty (COD) came out with Call of Duty: United Offensive, an online multiplayer version of the game, in 2004, multiplayer video games have become increasingly popular.
According to EuroGamer.net, one hundred million people have played COD: Modern Warfare to date.
Another very popular multiplayer game is Fortnight, with over 40 million people logging on to it every month, according to PCGamesN.com
I think the reason why gamers are turning to multiplayer games is because some single player games have very repetitive features, and it has become boring for them. For example, how many more Assassins Creed games will there be in he future? Probably not many, unless the game developers add more fun and exciting features, in my opinion.
However, I do not think single player games are going anywhere any time soon. There are still several single player games worth the time and effort to play.
In fact, God of War took home the 2018 Game of the Year award, and all six nominees for Game of the Year were single player games. So that is good news for single player video game fans.
Red Dead Redemption 2, another Game of the Year contender, sold $725 worth of copies in the first three days of its release and went on to be the best-selling game of 2018, according to Forbes Magazine.
But Red Dead Redemption 2 offers the best of both worlds, with single player and multiplayer capabilities.
Overall, however, do think multiplayer games are gaining traction and will be a force to reckon with in the near future.
Multiplayer games gained a lot of traction in the 360/ps3 era. I think now people are missing those single player experiences.
The dig at the AC franchise though makes me think you haven’t gotten the chance to play Origin or Odyssey? Those two games reinvented the franchise quite a bit, and the story in Odyssey was pretty solid.
I’ll pass that along. I’m sure they’re great games.