Wolfenstein would be "diluted" by multiplayer, says MachineGames

Joanna Estrada
October 26, 2017

At a time when many publishers are looking for more of a microtransaction (like EA's supposed business model), multiplayer-laden sort of gaming experience, it appears that Bethesda is staying true to single player experiences, what with The Evil Within 2, Doom and Skyrim for Nintendo Switch, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus focusing more on the player going solo.

"The only way we can create these super immersive narrative experiences is if we can exclusively focus on the single-player", Björk said. This recent comment from Bjork on the decision to not include multiplayer with the upcoming Wolfenstein game will likely be a sigh of relief to many who were anxious about the future of single-player games.

As said, Bethesda is the only triple-A publisher that has not added any multi-player mode or loot boxes to its single-player titles. That's the danger if you try to do two things at once. We're definitely pushing the limits, but at the same time continuing what makes Wolfenstein really special: the drama, the human relationships, with dark humor and violence.

It's great news that at least one studio is focused on such titles.

But there's a good reason for that, in the case of Wolfenstein, at least.

"We call them action adventures rather than shooters because we feel there's so much more to them than just shooting". However, there's a lot of innovation which takes place in single-player experiences too. They have built in the new Wolfenstein original Wolfenstein, so you could play Wolfenstein while playing Wolfenstein. Have better voice acting is another.

Recall that in Wolfenstein: The New Order was to find the levels from the game in 1992 year, recreated on a modern engine.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27th! You have to trigger the second American Revolution!

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