No matter how many times we hear that multiplayer is the future and single-player narrative-driven games are dead, it’s something that’s rarely believed.
God of War, The Last of Us, Spider-Man, Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption 2…the number of single-player games that never fail to please their fans is pretty much endless, but it’s a debate that still somehow rages on.
Roger Clark, the award-winning Red Dead Redemption 2 actor who played the one and only Arthur Morgan, has spoken out about his love of the single-player game, saying they’re something that are always going to have a place in his heart [via UniLad].
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Clark opened up about his passion for narrative, admitting that although there’s “plenty of room” for all types of games, he has a particular fondness for story-driven titles.
Clark also spoke about Rockstar Games’ dedication to telling stories, and said: “The storytelling potential – every year we see something more and more inspiring and brave – and I for one am a huge fan of single-player. I’m going to be doing it until the day I die. I know it.”
It can be argued that single-player games have dominated the industry for the last couple of years. God of War managed to nab countless Game of The Year Awards, and even Red Dead Online failed to impress players as much as the main storyline of the game did.
You can also argue that the last few months have seen a sharp decline in online multiplayer games, especially when looking at Bethesda’s Fallout 76 or BioWare’s Anthem (although one look at Fortnite and Apex Legends could quite quickly debunk that argument).
Whether you think single-player games are reaching the end of their life cycle, or if you think that multiplayer is a disaster waiting to happen, Clark is right about one thing – there’s room for all types of games. For now, at least.
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