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Valve Single Player Clarification

A Gabe Newell interview offers a clarification of recent comments that "Portal 2 will probably be Valve's last game with an isolated single-player experience." Here's word:

“I think what we’re trying to talk about is the fact that, not that we’re not doing single player games. Portal 2 was a pretty good example of what we’ve learned over the years in terms of how to create those experiences. It’s more that we think we have to work harder in the future, that entertainment is inherently increased in value by having it be social, by letting you play with your friends, by recognizing that you’re connected with other people.”
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“That’s the thing that we’re trying to say, is that, single player is great but we also have to recognize that you have friends, and we wanna have that connected as well. So, it’s not about giving up on single player at all, it’s like saying, we actually think that there’s a bunch of features and capabilities that we need to add into our single player games to recognize the socially connected gamer.”

Thanks RipTen via VG247.

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27. Re: Valve Single Player Clarification May 8, 2011, 22:40 Dev
 
So, it’s not about giving up on single player at all, it’s like saying, we actually think that there’s a bunch of features and capabilities that we need to add into our single player games to recognize the socially connected gamer.”

Hey Gabe, those are two different things. Socially connecting a game changing single player into co-op, makes it NOT a single player game!
You can do both like with portal which is 2 campaigns in 1 game, but if you morph single player into co-op and drop single player, it really is going to be giving it up.

Optimaximal wrote on May 8, 2011, 17:21:
but as Valve said, it's nothing more than a direction they'd like to go in - nothing definite.
Pretty sure when a CEO says something like "yeah thats the last isolated single player game" thats definite.
Keep in mind... he considers PORTAL 2!! to have "an isolated single player experience" (even with its hats and achievements, and everything else). So obviously, he doesn't consider those things enough to pass the line into socially connected. I've seen a lot of replies saying "well he must have been talking about achievements and stuff like that," well thats obviously not the case if he's saying portal 2 fits the definition of isolated.

Here's something to watch, its E3 where gabe announces portal 2 for PS3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8eRjw-xogQ
Two important quotes from Gabe.
"industry [...] going through a transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a service"
"its about giving gamers a complete social connected experience"

Obviously he's thinking stuff like MMO (monthly service, not really product) and mobile phone (connected experience). I mean look at where TF2 is going, its basically WoW as a shooter with hats you can buy.
In fact, there's a new article where valve says they are looking into mobile phone stuff. They talk about being "late" to join the mobile market.
linked article
Valve is probably also thinking facebook type stuff being socially connected. They've already started integrating into youtube, which is great don't get me wrong. I love not having to pay $40 for FRAPS, I hope they bring it to L4D games. But now in TF2 there's achivements for getting 10,000 views on youtube and 100,000 views. So where does it end? Is valve going to push into zynga's territory now?

If valve starts focusing on those additional 3 markets (facebook type stuff, mobile phone stuff, and MMO stuff), then that means they aren't going to have the employees to stay focused in the 1 current market they have a big presence in, and thats PC games. Which means its unlikely we are going to see Ep3 anytime soon.

This comment was edited on May 8, 2011, 23:14.
 
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