Sony has had a very strong year in terms of its single player exclusive games. One of those being God of War which managed to scoop Game of the Year away from Red Dead Redemption 2.
God of War hasn’t been the only single player game to perform incredibly well for Sony. Games like Bloodborne, Uncharted 4 and of course, Spider-Man have top charts and brought single-player games back to the forefront of the gaming sphere.
In a year (or so) that has been dominated by battle royale games and multiplayer based experiences to have games that can take people away from the online elements of gaming so readily is a great place to be.
Warwick Light, the Vice President & Managing Director at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe recently had an interview with MVC UK which he spoke about ‘doubling down’ on single player experiences. Here is what he had to say:
Buzzwords are one thing, what our players are demanding is another. There’s still a huge audience for games that offer the best in single player narrative with stunning gameplay, as witnessed by the enormous popularity of both Spider-Man and God of War in this year’s charts. I was just at the Golden Joysticks – God of War won five!
It is brilliant to see that Sony aren’t just chasing the multiplayer element of their gaming catalog but also make more story driven experiences for PS4 and of course onto the next generation of consoles.
Fortnite and games similar will always have their place in the gaming world but we hope that Sony and other games companies will continue to bless our consoles/PC’s with great single player experiences. It certainly looks like single player games aren’t going anywhere any time soon!
Sadly Warwick Light declined to reveal anything specific that Sony has planned for upcoming single-player titles, but with games like Spider-Man and God of War being their top sellers for this year we can guess that they will be looking to make more sequels to their old and loved back log of games. I would love to also see some new IP’s coming from Sony as well as looking back at their old backlog of games.