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Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support

A new Vision Statement from Eidos-Montréal discusses the developer's embrace of online gameplay, quoting studio head David 'Prison Tat' Anfossi saying "we are placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games, striving to continually provide players with content that is memorable and impactful." They also hear from director of online technology Sébastien Bessette saying, "We’re also structuring the DAWN engine, our proprietary technology, to interface with modern online solutions, which gives us the ability to take advantage of existing technologies." This apparently prompted some strong reactions, as DSOGaming notes a tweet from Anfossi, who responds to concerns this means the Deus Ex and Tomb Raider developer is abandoning single-player games: "Nobody said we give up the narrative single player games; this is what we like to do. Where did you read that?! ;)" He also later reassures: "Stay tuned if you like strong action adventure games ;)"
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9. Re: Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support Dec 17, 2017, 18:27 WaltC
 
Yeah, I think that "an emphasis on online gaming" to the exclusion of single play gaming signals a definite downturn in game quality. I won't buy a game that isn't strong single-play; or even one that pretends to add single-play but with an "always-online" requirement serving as their copy protection & DRM. I never bought Diablo 3 because of that and never will. Telling me that the DRM is "built-in" to the structure of the game and so it really isn't DRM falls on old and deaf ears here...;) No, no, no--thanks, no thank you...;) Really, what is an online-only shooter with little to no story or plot? It's just a game *engine* basically and *ugh*--no sale. Whenever I hear "online-only" these days I think of something I won't like. No attraction or curiosity.  
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