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Blizzard's Pardo: Single-Player Games an "Endangered Species"

GamesIndustry International has an excerpt from their in-depth interview with Blizzard's Rob Pardo where the World of Warcraft lead designer expresses skepticism about the "endangered species" of AAA single-player games. "I don't see there being a great business model for it these days. It's really sad, there's just a lot of elements out there that conspire to make those games difficult to make now," he says. "Between pirating or the ability for people to rent games, it's hard for publishers to pour millions and millions of dollars into a game and not necessarily see the return they need to make those budgets realistic."

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57. Re: Blizzard's Pardo: Single-Player Games an Oct 4, 2012, 12:24 Creston
 
PropheT wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 01:54:
mlw wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 23:17:
One word to debate this idiot: Skyrim

Well, 4 words kind of put that to rest when the future of that series is "The Elder Scrolls Online".


TES Online is a spinoff, not the "future" of the series. Todd Howard himself has confirmed that TES Online isn't going to affect the Elder Scrolls single player series in any way, shape or form.

Bethesda would also be fucking insane to switch to an MMO only after Skyrim has sold 10+ million copies (and counting.)

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