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EA boss Wilson talks Visceral and loot boxes as Star Wars Battlefront II undergoes changes

The CEO of EA has again denied claims that the decision to scrap Visceral’s Star Wars game and close the studio was linked to a strategic move away from single-player gaming. “You may have heard the conversation around single player versus multiplayer or single player versus live service and [Visceral’s …

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EA insists Star Wars cancellation was not about the single-player games business

Publisher EA has challenged the narrative that it cancelled Visceral’s Star Wars game because it was a single-player experience. Speaking to Kotaku in a wide-ranging peace about the development struggles endured by the title, executive vice president Patrick Söderlund said: “This truly isn’t about the death of single-player games — …

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Economics of single-player games have become “more complicated”, Xbox boss admits

One of video games’ most important executives has admitted that the viability of single-player games for triple-A publishers is becoming less certain. The debate was reignited last week when EA announced big changes for the Star Wars adventure title previously in development at the now-closed Visceral Games. “It has become …

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Respawn on Titanfall’s PS4 debut, its new story mode and facing Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty

When Titanfall launched in 2014, it was a new IP brimming with potential. Made by Respawn, a new developer formed from alumni of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward, it looked like an interesting evolution of the first person shooter genre. Titanfall took the first-person shooter mechanics Respawn …

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No campaign mode for Rainbow Six: Siege

It seems that Call of Duty isn’t the only game that’s doing away with its single-player mode. It was announced on Friday that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will not contain a single-player mode. Now PCGamesN confirms that Ubisoft’s upcoming Rainbow Six: …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops single player mode on PS3 and 360

The last-gen versions of upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be multiplayer only releases. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a truly next-generation experience designed from day one to harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC,” a statement read. We know …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare single player is longer than you think

There will be a bigger single player offering in the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare than those found in recent COD titles. That’s according to Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield who, as spotted by Videogamer, said on Twitter that the campaign is "coming in longer than the last few". Recent …

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Single player adventure mode coming to Hearthstone

Card battler Hearthstone is getting a brand new single player adventure mode, Blizzard has announced. It’s called Curse of Naxxramas and is set in ancient necropolis Naxxramas which is a base of operations for Kel’Thuzad and his rather unpleasant sounding plague-bearing undead host. 30 new cards are on offer in …

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Single-player ACIV: Black Flag features locked behind Online Pass

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag locks away one of its single player features to those who have not registered an Online Pass. Ubisoft is one of the last remaining publishers to stick with the Online Pass system. ACIV sticks with the tried and tested method of requiring a code before …

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DICE promises changed single player for Battlefield 4

The single player component of Battlefield 4 will feel quite different from what was offered in Battlefield 3, DICE has said. "We got a lot of feedback from the Battlefield 3 single player,” DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told CVG. Based on what we intended to deliver the team did …

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