Monday, October 12, 2015

Single Multiplayer Video Games (part 1)

With the upcoming release of EA's Star Wars Battlefront in November, there has been a lot of excitement about the game. This last week, EA hosted a free beta for video gamers to try the new game, and though I didn't get involved, I've been reading a number of reactions. Some of what I've read has brought up some interesting questions about the future of multiplayer video games and how we're playing them. Games are increasingly becoming more social experiences, and even Sony's PS4 has a “share” button to broadcast gameplay (or even hand off the gameplay to an online friend!) A number of factors are pointing big game developers like EA in a particular direction, and though their decisions seem to be unpopular with a lot of people, the data doesn't lie...

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