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Opinion: Twitch Is Seriously Hurting Single Player Games - IGN Video.
"During PAX East this year, IGN spoke to a number of developers about the idea that single player games are dying, and why that might be happening. Every single one of them mentioned content creation."

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CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 11:46:
Well, who in their right mind would say that MP games are dying? I've never heard anyone say that except for specific cases like the classic subs based MMOs back in the mid 2000s.

It's been a while, sure, but we've gone through that phase. We've possibly even gone through it twice if you go back twenty years.

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It's not becoming niche. Sure, publishers probably focus more on MP right now because they see easy MTX and easy dollars, but this idea that they're dying or in serious trouble is just fucking horseshit. Let me just go through a small list that I googled together in about 2 minutes of games that were released or very likely will be released in 2018 alone. (I'm even skipping over entire categories like platformers, RPGs and adventure games since those by definition are usually SP. And that's like a hundred games in those 3 categories alone.)

Far Cry 5, new God of War, new Spiderman game, Last of Us 2, Hideo Kojima's new game (Forgot the name), Mech Warrior 5, Vampyr, Surviving Mars, new Underworld game, new System Shock, new Bioshock (presumably), Ni No Kuni 2, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Metro Exodus.

I could keep going for a while, but eh, I'm already getting bored. These are all major titles, not tiny indie titles.

Is there a focus on mp games right now? Sure. Every publisher jizzes all over themselves thinking about MTX and loot boxes and selling map packs, etc. MP games are outselling sp games, sure. Will MP games keep the focus for the foreseeable future? Sure.

Will SP games die or become niche? Nah. They are a huge (YUUUUGE!) market that devs are always going to cater to.

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