- Oct 2, 2005
I agree with you to an extent, but I've put more hours into Infinity Engine cRPG games than I have any multiplayer game... and I played Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat, and EVE Online for years.the problem with single player games is that they cost the same as multiplayer games, BUT they dont make as much money, im sure.
online games with microtransactions or monthly fees, may not make a lot of money fast, but if they hook someone playing it, they will for 1 year AT LEAST. What single player game do you play non-stop for 1 year? skyrim maybe... but most games take 2years to develop, take 10 hours to finish. Lets say 10 more hours if you wanna replay it/do achievements and then never touch it anymore
it may give you a better experience, more memorable moments, but in the end, you only played it 20 hs.... instead of 20hs per week in an online game
then of course, having MP games have its risks, like no one playing it...