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PS4's Mark Cerny: Single-player games "gone in 3 years"


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Initial post: Feb 21, 2013 6:22:14 PM PST
That's the prediction of veteran video game consultant Mark Cerny, who has worked with Sony on games such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Spyro and Ratchet & Clank.

"I believe the traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years," Cerny told an audience at a behind-closed door, Sony-organised panel discussion on the future of video games, attended by Eurogamer, this evening.

"Right now you sit in your living room and you're playing a game by yourself - we call it the sp mission or the single-player campaign. In a world with Facebook I just don't think that's going to last."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-16-single-player-only-games-gone-in-3-years

All of this social networking crap is getting tiresome, Sony. Facebook games have bombed, Zynga's not what it used to be, etc. Let's stop this nonsense already. It's fine if some games have it, but not every game needs it. Smh.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:23:24 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
I wish I got paid to write stuff like this.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:24:24 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
So, I have three years of games left to play.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:25:26 PM PST
Derek says:
I hope single player games never die!! If they did, then the game industry would crash, I can't imagine having not played Bioshock, Red Dead, Resident Evil, Uncharted, etc. A world without single player games is a world I wouldn't wanna be a part of!

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:27:27 PM PST
I hate how these game manufacturers are following the Facebook trend like they followed the Wii motion control trend.

Stop it already.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:28:14 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
I only like playing single player games. I'm a 40 year old mom, I don't have many friends who are looking to play video games with me. Oh, and if they ever stop making Ratchet and Clank games I'll be PISSED.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:28:20 PM PST
I don't know this Cerny, but he smells like troll.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:28:39 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Interesting.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:28:50 PM PST
Anthony says:
this dude's a ****ing moron.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:31:04 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Well then I guess in 3 years I'll finally have time to replay Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:37:11 PM PST
K Archer says:
Doesn't someone say something like this ("SP games will be gone in X-years") just about every year (or more often)?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:38:28 PM PST
S. Brown says:
It's about as prevalent as people saying "consoles will be gone in x years."

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:40:23 PM PST
S. Brown says:
You're a big fan, I take it? I have Deus Ex and never really played it much, but mean to some day. I didn't really like the controls and so I shelved it in the "will play later" category. This was about a year ago.

Did you have any issue with the controls? I didn't like how they weren't the FPS norm.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:40:33 PM PST
If BioShock becomes multi-player, I will quit gaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:42:50 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Um.. Bioshock 2?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:43:46 PM PST
SICK BURN SICK

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:44:10 PM PST
No worries Mark Cerny is like those apocalyptic doom day sayers, you know the ones who first predicted the world would end in 2000 then 2001 then 2005 then 2008 and finally 2012.Funny thing is we're still here.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:44:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 6:45:11 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I thought the controls were great, but definitely took a bit to get used to.

I've only played it once, when it was released, just an example of a game I want to replay(there are many) that I don't have any time to since so many great games are coming out constantly.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:46:34 PM PST
B. Dunn says:
Well honestly it could work... If you are a big kotor fan or star wars go try out Star wars the old republic where its one huge story ( 8 classes each with its unique storyline) game that just so happens it is a mmo. Yes it is a mmo where you can play with other people and stuff but the story part of it is amazing ( depending on the class..meh some suck ) and the story part of the game is FREE.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:48:27 PM PST
AndrewA says:
I would think the still massive sales of single player heavy games would dispute this claim. Most people don't want to be constantly socially connected, contrary to popular business beliefs.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:49:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 6:50:49 PM PST
A long, long time ago
I can still remember how those single player games used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could play those games again and again...
Maybe I'd be happy for awhile...
But, multiplayer only made me cry and whimper
Bad news on the internet - I couldn't play by myself
I can't remember if I cried when I read about no more Mario pride
Something touched me deep inside the day the single player died

So, bye bye single player campaigns
Maybe crowd sourced some day later but for now it's all online
Them good ol' games were collecting dust and rust singin'
This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

Did you sign into Xbox Live
Do you have faith in Playstation Plus
If the internet tells you so?

Do you believe in online only
Can your buddy always have your back
And can you teach me how to no scope

Well I know that you are online
Cause I saw your Steam account was active
Then booted up a game
And gaming was never the same

I was a lonely single player gamer
Without anyone to play with on my couch
But I knew I was out of luck
The day Single Player died

I started singin'

So, bye bye single player campaigns
Maybe crowd sourced some day later but for now it's all online
Them good ol' games were collecting dust and rust singin'
This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:53:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 6:53:49 PM PST
*sniff* Beautiful...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:53:33 PM PST
Damn it, you beat me to it.

I feel like deleting my post. I have failed you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:53:42 PM PST
S. Brown says:
Agreed. I have a bunch of games like Deus Ex that I bought for pretty cheap and fully intend to play them, but always find something else I want to play first.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 6:55:59 PM PST
Thank you, thank you, I'll be here for pretty much ever because I have no life... and now I'm sad...
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