With the push toward social and online experiences, developer Insomniac Games doesn’t have plans to release a single-player only experience anytime soon.
In an interview with GameSpot, studio CEO Ted Price explained that while they will still craft single-player experiences down the line, they will also offer multiplayer and/or social elements as well.
I can’t imagine that any game we’d do from here on out will be single-player-only. The [industry] has changed. As gamers, we have always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it’s much easier for us to play together.
And it’s much easier for developers to create experiences where you can play together. So we want to encourage that with all of our games because ultimately, in my opinion, it’s often more fun to play with a friend.
Price went on to make it clear that they are not abandoning those who want a single-player experience, pointing to their upcoming game Fuse as an example.
We understand that a large portion of players are interested in that single-player experience. A lot of us gamers are interested in both. I love single-player games but I also love multiplayer games, and I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side.
Fuse is currently set to launch in March 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.