Pete Hines: Don’t Put Multiplayer In Your Game for No Reason, You Idiots
Online multiplayer is fine, just fine, but I prefer playing alone. And I resent it when multiplayer is tacked on to a game that would otherwise have a single-player focus. So does Pete Hines, who is Bethesda’s VP of marketing. Speaking to next-gen.biz:
[People ask us] for a game like Skyrim or Prey 2, why doesn’t it have multiplayer? Well, our question is always the opposite when we talk to a developer. If you’re doing multiplayer, why are you doing multiplayer? What are you trying to accomplish?
We want the best game possible. If that’s a singleplayer game that’s 15 to 20 hours, then make that! Don’t waste your time on features that don’t make the game better.
What a great quote. It’s so intelligent that my brain might just explode. What a great start to my day.