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Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming

"Diablo 3 will make everyone else accept the fact you have to be connected. If you have a juggernaut, you can make change. I'm all for that. If we could force people to always be connected when you play the game, and then have that be acceptable, awesome," id Software Creative Director Tim Willits tells Eurogamer. "In the end, it's better for everybody. Imagine picking up a game and it's automatically updated. Or there's something new you didn't know about, and you didn't have to click away. It's all automatically there. But it does take juggernauts like [Diablo 3] to make change. I'm a big proponent of always connected. I'm always connected. Our fans are always connected. There will be a few people who will resent the fact you have to be online to play a single-player game. But it'll change."

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100. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 10, 2011, 15:30 StingingVelvet
 
The vast majority are jumping on this by focusing on the inconvenience of requiring the consumer to be always online. While that is indeed a major annoyance to thrust on customers for no real reason my real issue with this is corporate control.

I play a lot of old games. I consider singleplayer games to be art. I want to make sure games are playable as long as possible, long after the company dies. Putting everything into corporate control not only means inconvenience, not only means the company can remove your access even to singleplayer, but also means the longevity of the game is compromised. It's a sad state of affairs all around.

And the fact he basically says they're gonna force it on us... what an ass. Get some perspective Tim, for God's sake. We are your bosses.
 
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