We here at OnlySP think that single player only games are still a thing. I mean, obviously we think that. You probably think that too, since you’re here.

Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games – the developers behind Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, and the upcoming Fuse – doesn’t. In an interview with Gamespot about their new game Fuse, Price has revealed that he “can’t imagine” that Insomniac will make any more single player only games.

“I can’t imagine that any game we’d do from here on out will be single-player only. The game world has changed. As gamers, we’ve always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it’s much easier for us to play together. 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. Ultimately, in my opinion, it’s often more fun to play with a friend. However, with Fuse, we do focus heavily on the campaign and ensuring that if you’re playing by yourself, you’ll have just as much fun as you do with your friends. We spent a lot of time on our AI bots and making sure they’re solid and they do what you expect them to do at the right times.”

Price made it clear that they weren’t completely dumping single player, though, at least not for their new title Fuse.

“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.”

To be clear, this isn’t an absolute statement of fact about the company’s new direction, and Price explicitly states that they won’t be rid of single player all together. We’re all for choice here at OnlySP, but we also believe single player only games are an integral part of the gaming experience, and it is a little disheartening that Insomniac, or at least their CEO, doesn’t believe that.

Lachlan Williams
Former Editor in Chief of OnlySP. A guy who writes things about stuff, apparently. Recovering linguist, blue pencil surgeon, and professional bishie sparkler. In between finding the latest news, reviewing PC games, and generally being a grumpy bossyboots, he likes to watch way too much Judge Judy. He perhaps has too much spare time on his hands. Based in Sydney, Australia. Follow him on twitter @lawksland.

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6 Comments

  1. then i guess im done with them i loved their SP games the most.

  2. then i guess im done with them i loved their SP games the most.

  3. "I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side.”

    Doing both and producing two quality products is a rare feat. I&#039ve heard similar statements before that were just empty PR statements. I guess we&#039ll see if they pull it off, but I&#039m not holding my breath.

  4. "I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side.”

    Doing both and producing two quality products is a rare feat. I've heard similar statements before that were just empty PR statements. I guess we'll see if they pull it off, but I'm not holding my breath.

  5. They think that they can survive without single player experience in their games how funny.single player market so large.

  6. They think that they can survive without single player experience in their games how funny.single player market so large.

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