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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Aug 10, 2011, 16:17
Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 10, 2011, 16:17
Aug 10, 2011, 16:17
 
I've been looking forward to Rage for a long time now, but I guarantee if id Software jumps on the online-connection-required bandwagon, I will not be purchasing Rage. (Just as I am not purchasing Diablo 3, or any other single-player games requiring an online connection.)

In my experience "always connected" is more like "mostly connected"; inevitably, it's exactly at the moment that I want to play a game that my internet connection craps out. And there are still millions of square miles on this planet where it pretty much impossible to get an internet connection, but people still want to play games in those locations. (This is a issue particularly here in the western US.)

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