In recent years, multiplayer components of games have become highly popular among gamers. For instance, some games at present do not event contain campaign as multiplayer components for games are more profitable for developers in the long run. Interestingly, Bethesda’s highly anticipated Wolfenstein II won’t contain multiplayer feature. However, according to a report by Gameindustry.biz, Bethesda explained the lack of multiplayer components in the upcoming game.
Talking about the upcoming game, Machine Games’ narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk said, “The only way we can create these super immersive narrative experiences is if we can solely focus on the single-player. Having a multiplayer component in this work process would just dilute it all. That’s the danger if you try to do two things at once. We just keep our heads together, and focus on making a really good single-player game… Doing our thing is what makes the game great.”
While the lack of multiplayer is definitely is a surprise, it won’t be a massive shock for you if you have played the other games since the series’ reboot. All of the games of the rebooted series do not contain any multiplayer component. As a result, the report should come as an explanation to the exclusion.
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