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Why EA Is Wrong About Singleplayer Games

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EA recently went on record saying players don't want linear singleplayer experiences anymore. We respectfully disagree. Here's why. Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv DISCORD: https://discordapp.com/invite/gameranx
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gameranx (4 months ago)
Since we're on the subject...what's your favorite EA singleplayer game?
johnny dotson (13 days ago)
The first Medal of honor game on ps1
hellion2k (1 month ago)
the first medal of honor for playstation 1 , 1999 .
Yuno Gasai @V3rmillion (1 month ago)
EA is driven by pure greed
Hello 123 (2 months ago)
NHL 09
teribite (3 months ago)
Dragon Age: Origins ^.=.^♪
lucifer morningstar (11 hours ago)
my favorit games has been single player games
ordinance0 (14 hours ago)
I don't believe that EA or any other publisher that says that really thinks gamers don't want single player games. It's just line of bullshit. They damn well know that people want single player games. What they're really saying is, we don't want to do SPG's because we can't make as much money off of them. I don't think EA really cares about gamers. All they care about is $$$. It's really kind of sickening how the game industry has come to this.
chris cardwell (15 hours ago)
I will never buy Call of duty again without a single player campaign. I still go back to my skyrim, GoW, and many other single player games.
Thefalloutfox 679 (17 hours ago)
the first halo has aged like a fine wine
JimmyTheSniper9 Plays (18 hours ago)
I mostly play multiplayer but I just started to replay GTA 5 story
Josh Morris (21 hours ago)
I still play skyrim, fallout 4, borderlands 2, bloodborne, the witcher 3, shadow of mordor, and many others. Actually I mostly play single player games.
Christopher Moore (1 day ago)
I still play dark souls and devil may cry
DYLANADAZ (1 day ago)
Dbcxyz123 (1 day ago)
I love single-player games with linear story telling, they have always and will always be my favorite type of game.
nakrios orbis (1 day ago)
ps2: S.L.A.I.
James Roper (1 day ago)
The mass effect trilogy, skyrim, gta and saints row 1 and 2. Are my favorite singleplayer games. I like games with a story, interesting characters, and a fantasy world to immerse myself in. Sure I've played multiplayer games, like call of duty, halo, and others, but not very often. They're just not as interesting to me, as a good narrative driven singleplayer experience. I even prefer playing the campaign modes on halo, and call of duty games, more than the multiplayer modes.
Mad Haze (2 days ago)
Love single player games. I often play games because I do NOT want to interact with humans , I want to escape. Roll on Cyber punk 2077. There is a reason The Witcher  and other single player games are so popular.
felix drolet (2 days ago)
i redo diablo 1 every 6 month for the past 10 year ... yeah not replayable at all
Antwon Morton (2 days ago)
Currently awaiting resident evil and devil may cry
Steamer Gamer (2 days ago)
Good video. I agree. I have been playing single player games exclusively since last Christmas. There is something in multiplayer games, I dunno, the grind? It really really feels like a job. Every Monday I get up, sigh, and go to work. Every time I log into a multiplayer I sigh, and work on rewards/gear. Sounds like a job to me. BTW I don't buy EA games. Ever.
FermiToll (3 days ago)
BTW EA ruined a lovely franchise Simcity in sim city 2013 for following the stupid MMO/multiplayer trend. Fortunately skylines took over being a worthy predecesor, making a much better game that thye dumbest things EA do nowdays
Ramon Lopez (3 days ago)
Spider-Man is great
SephirothSuperKool (3 days ago)
First three games I think of when I think of single player experiences: Witcher 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us. All three are MASSIVELY successful, critically acclaimed by critics and fans alike, and sold a shit ton of money. NOBODY WANTS THEM DUMB SINGLE PLAYER GAMES HUH?
EA thinks they know how all gamers think, you know what EA the only one dying here is not single player campaign its more your company is the one dying; cancelled games, flop AAA online games well the list is long..
Andrew Linares (3 days ago)
still waiting for ape escape 4 THATS SINGLE PLAYER.
Sideshow Kaz (4 days ago)
Like they are trying to manipulate the market?
lemuel ruiz (4 days ago)
Fallout new vegas AND skyrim are both single player and years later people still play it..is it linier idk but like...Skyrim should be a prime example of people wanting single plaer game
Mathew Carroll (5 days ago)
Battlefield...or Call of Duty. There's no middle ground in this. You're either with Battlefield...or...against it.
DeflatingWolf (5 days ago)
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy
zibby Jdm (5 days ago)
God of war 4, detroit become human, spiderman ps4, kingdom hearts 3, devil may cry 5, cyberpunk 2077 Please add on more single player major hits if you'd like
Explosion Nightmare (7 days ago)
Me saying to EA:Well atleast single player doesnt take too much money than EA Online games..
dustanglx50 (8 days ago)
Disney (Star Wars) needs to get their IP back from EA, and license it to a developer who believes "quality products will make money", not in "addictive behavior in people should be exploited"
dustanglx50 (8 days ago)
Tomb Raider, Uncharted, yeah, they suck, and make no money.
Mojammal Efty (8 days ago)
Far cry 4 is my best game
johnnycashfan3398 (9 days ago)
Does Linear mean less opportunity for loot boxes EA?
M (10 days ago)
EA only says that because single player is not paying off enough.
Joseph Colborn (12 days ago)
Kotor....hands Down
GROWY TV (13 days ago)
CyberPunk 2077: Sup
True Comedy (15 days ago)
All Valve Games and Quite a few Ubisoft Games 😉
True Comedy (15 days ago)
I want Single Player Games! But I like it if I can Play with others
Cyrax007isnowonutube (16 days ago)
Ea sucks
Drew's Daily Deals (17 days ago)
The game XIII on the PS2 had the best online play and single player fun.
ALF A\nas (17 days ago)
used to be medal of honor, but not anymore, beside i play skyrim, and its more funn to me than playing leag of legends all day, in the same level and the same playstyle, just think both are nice, but not to play for long time
نعمات احمد (17 days ago)
resident evil 4😚
micheal richard (20 days ago)
I still play , God of war and Zelda and I’m living in Ghana which btw internet is not the best out here so most of the games played are single players games and offline I guess EA wanna say forget about us then cause if we can get internet to play the games then we don’t play? And it’s not just Ghana a whole huge parts of Africa and other places that people play games that can’t play online currently playing Tron:Evolution offline mode so yeah EA is very wrong
mark greenberg (22 days ago)
Wow. Great points
LIQUID SNAKE (25 days ago)
The fact EA exist is wrong
missy prime (26 days ago)
I used to love multiplayer games but once they all added perks & mods it ruined the fun for me. Before perks became a thing online games could be perfectly balanced, someone who had just bought the game had the same weapon/ skill set as someone who bought it a month ago. The only advantage the second player had over the noob was knowledge of the maps & weapons. The noob could still beat the other player if they were skilled enough. Skip forward to 2018 & if you don't buy a competitive game on day one you are at an instant disadvantage as others will be unlocking better weapons & perks, this will in turn level them up quicker & earn them even better stuff thus increasing their advantage. The term "git gud" gets thrown around too frequently, if you work 12hr shifts you cannot put in the same amount of time to bring yourself up to a competitive level of unlocks as a part time worker (or someone unemployed). I spend most of my time playing co op games with friends & go nuts when a triple A single player game comes out. Single player games allow set pieces that can blow you away & drag you kicking & screaming into the action in a way that competitive games can't.
mike mallamo (26 days ago)
GTA and Red Dead!!!
Avinash Katiki (26 days ago)
Doom, Witcher 3, Far Cry 3, Last of Us.....
Prometheus (27 days ago)
I try to stay away from multiplayer. Too many people trying to spoil everyone else's experience. The only multiplayer game I've really enjoyed is Left 4 Dead. Still play it to this day, although I prefer playing on the PS4. As for Single player games, I enjoy the Assassin's Creed games, and GTA V's single player mode, and Far Cry 4. I'm looking forward to Red Dead Redemption. But sadly, these days, single player games are few and far between.
Banele Mkhize (27 days ago)
ironically one of the games i think about and still want to play again is Mass Effect 2
Reggie James (27 days ago)
Every game I buy is for single player use. Online play is just a bonus for me
perkyzombie (27 days ago)
I got crazy into Rimworld this year... 663 hours... scared to launch Steam, f'in Rimcrack been clean like two months! I play old games on Friday night, this month Castlevania (NES), Super Ghosts'n Goblins, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Devil May Cry (PS2) but got frustrated after an hour and slammed in Smuggler's Run 2. Aside from those, this month have been playing The Last of Us remastered, The Witcher 2 and Nioh. Playing Nioh really hit a nostalgia nerve so I'm thinking of dusting off the 360 and playing Ninja Gaiden 2 and Tenchu Z. Looking at the 360, man haven't played Alpha Protocol, Dragon Age Origins, Alan Wake, Fables, Mass Effects etc... in so long. Top of all that still want to hit Red Dead before launch. Last EA game I've purchased Mass Effect 3, only multiplayer game I need and play is Eve... EA is garbage and I totally agree that they are pushing a narrative, politicians do the same thing, it is propaganda and it totally works...
OrgaNism (28 days ago)
Zelda Breath Of The Wild, Mario Odyssey, Skyrim, and DOOM 2016 are perfect reminders of why EA’s statement needs to screw off.
wefgwegwe wegweg (28 days ago)
EA is greedy and lazy
Steve Smith (29 days ago)
ratchet & clank, red dead, gears of war, witcher 3, jak & dexter, GT 4, need for speed most wanted, burnout paradise, Grid, were all great single player experiences that have sunk 1000's of hours in. I fell out of love with multiplayer when Star Wars Battlefront was foisted upon us.
ImJustDead (1 month ago)
Witcher 3. Nuff said.
Khalifa Bawazeer (1 month ago)
Pc MAster RacE (1 month ago)
They're not wrong they just cant implement loot crates in single player no loot crates means less money
Dustin Baker (1 month ago)
I can attest to this since I have around 4000 hours into Skyrim, I still play Morrowind and Oblivion also. Hell I still play System Shock 2 for god sakes. I play the Shadowrun Returns franchise every other month. and if I can get old games running again I play them over and over.
William Patton (1 month ago)
It should also be pointed out that this was a trend that was started by Blizzard when they killed off the Warcraft RTS series and created an MMORPG based on the lore of the warcraft world. Electronic Arts was not the first company to realize that the service business model was more cost-efficient, they're just the latest major gaming company to do so. World of Warcraft is not new, and yet, blizzard releases content for it every few months, and the game remains alive. For a lot of fans of the old RTS, this drove them out of blizzard, but blizzard didn't particularly care, because they were bringing in more people everyday to replace those that they lost.
William Patton (1 month ago)
I have to point out Valve's continued success with the Half-Life series, even though they have not yet delivered on the long-awaited 3rd (Or 5th, depending...) installment. You want to talk about a game that will have players coming back for more years, maybe even decades after release? Look at the original Half-Life. Very linear story, but designed and developed in such a way that everybody fell in love with it, and to this day is purchased on Steam and for various consoles. And then you have the spin-offs from the series, including a reimagined version of the original game by Crowbar Collective. Instead of looking for eternal playability, perhaps EA Games should invest in better story writers to try and top that.
Syntherus (1 month ago)
You have to know how to speak EA. "Players aren't as interested in single player games as they used to be" actually means "single player games aren't as profitable as online games with micro transactions." As for games I go back to, I've probably spent more time playing Kingdom Hearts 2 than any online game I've ever played. I've beat that game more than 10 times. A playthrough takes about 30 hours. That doesn't count all the grinding to hit the various lvl caps, synthesis, and the time it takes to beat all of the optional bosses. I also play Conker's Bad Fur Day once a year, replay the various Zelda games every so often, revisit Mario 64, replay Pokemon games, replay the God of War series, replay the Uncharted series, etc. I could go on and on. I can't tell you the last EA game I replayed, though.
Hey at least japan is still cranking out singleplayer much more than multiplayer
Archer (1 month ago)
It's the entire industry as a whole. DLC and Loot Boxes and purchasable ingame currency... That pretty much defines every video game created post Xbox / PS2. I think GTA 5 has played a role in the demise of good single player content. One line you will never hear from a gamer. "I love loot boxes!" It's not what WE want, it's what THEY want. What grosses me out even further is that somehow, a bad product we all know is bogus, sells... It's like gamers have gave up the fight and just rolled over and accepted what big daddy has done to their games. Kids these days have no will power to say no... Thats what the real issue is. Then you got Pre-Orders which, your essantually giving 60+ dollars for a game that isnt even created yet... Thats a load of crap. I understand if your a small Dev team and you dont have millions of dollars to spend, but companies like EA, Rockstar, Bethesda, and Blizzard don't need PreOrder money. They literally have billions of dollars... They are just doing it to make half hearted games sell more copies. That way they can launch a bogus game, with bogus DLC and Bogus loot boxes and not have to worry about bad sells.... They are basically cheating their way out of a game that, by all intents and purposes, should have been a flop.
Gaafdovjun Gaming (1 month ago)
Y’all can see where they are coming from though.
poonam pathak (1 month ago)
Assassin's creed 2 is one of the best
anvb5a1 (1 month ago)
Gaming has turned into a big bucks industry with stockholders to please more than players and that smells very bad!
Maurjen Segismundo (1 month ago)
EA and Konami are so far the worst gaming companies nowadays Capcom is just behind them
King Wasabi (1 month ago)
Metal Gear Solid
Alukard TheDeathknight (1 month ago)
EA Lisp "Single player game is dead" 2018 single player games "That's cute"
Blu (1 month ago)
when i was younger, i loved multiplayer games. now, that im older, i love single player games more.
Joseph (1 month ago)
I had a friend once.
coolteen1245 (1 month ago)
I always go back to the first DMC game on the ps2 because that was my favorite single player game I ever had played
Jake Hartel (1 month ago)
I always end up bored /burnt out on the service games 90% of the time it's because of the intelligence-insulting bad taste those monetization models give. and a service will only last as long as it's profitable then it's gone,(GFWL, Gamespy) a single player experience can be played a lot longer. Mabe its cause I'm older but most of the time I like to move at my own pace through a game. Devs/publishers love the who here's a big map and stuff. Let the players be the core mechanic. No need to program complex AI or time set pieces precisely. Added bonus, I imagine those dev cycles are shorter too so they can hit quarterly and annual budget reports for shareholders. Its the equivalent of reality tv boom, low production values/insane profit.
TheGrindedGamer (1 month ago)
Does that mean people aren't interested in Multiplayer games anymore?
Harley Schultz (1 month ago)
Why is it that no one likes single player story games anymore nowadays everyone wants to play multiplayer games and just talk even the gaming world is going downhill
Jax Wins (1 month ago)
shanebhoy1888 (1 month ago)
I still go back and play the original KOtOR
Larry Dickson (1 month ago)
Fallout 4 and Skyrim are my favorite2 games did I go back to
ColdTears (1 month ago)
EA is wrong because they dont know how to make games, specially single player
online gamer (1 month ago)
We don’t want mutiliplayer we want good storys
Shawn Collins (1 month ago)
I present to EA, exhibit g.f.y. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Game_of_the_Year_awards Just about every winner is a single player game with the exception of overwatch and destiny mostly I keep going back playing halo mcc campaigns, skyrim, sonic 2, and the uncharted games a lot.
John Harrison (1 month ago)
There are a lot of people like me that prefer single player games. I would rather play Fallout 3 then Fallout 76. If people don't like single player games then explain the success of Skyrim years after release?
Batman (1 month ago)
Bestheda is the new EA. They are killing solo experience for multiplayer. I hope this company die soon.
Kayden Chann (2 months ago)
Hello 123 (2 months ago)
As a player that doesn't have Playstation Plus, I really hope that there is good single player games in the future!
Musab Mohammed (2 months ago)
EA:single player games are dead Joel, kratos and nathan drake:😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Amarson 232 (30 days ago)
tyovo (2 months ago)
I still go back to skyrim
Zaori (2 months ago)
so true.....my favorite games (no specific order): - Secref of Mana (SNES) - Super Metroid (SNES) - Gothic 1 & 2 + Addon - Zelda: A Link to the past - Life is Strange - Witcher 1, 2, 3 - Assassins Creed: Black Flag - Another Metroid 2 Remake - Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, Knight - Darksiders 1 - Far Lone Sails - Monkey Island 3 (Curse of Monkey Island) - Tales from the Borderlands - Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain - Risen 1 - Stardew Valley (Single Player) - Illusion of Time (SNES)
Selrahc Eipoop (2 months ago)
I'll just say this. Personally I haven't enjoyed or bought a single online star wars game. I've placed them at my friends' house, but always saw the limited box I was kept in in order to just purchase one more map or some totally bullshit thing. Now saying that, Ive LOVED every single story based single player star wars games that have ever come out. I can't even think of one I wouldn't love to jump back into and play. The whole industry (for every, or at the very least the vast majority of business) is leaning towards a real scummy way of practice. These companies know full well that the majority of their fanbase and people that can actually pay for these things have been fans of and supporters of them since we were children. That's entire life times and they still show us this little respect. I only wish that people would just not give in and buy their online counterparts. These companies are doing all of this based on consumer reports (Todd Howard literally said they only keep remaking Skyrim because people just keep accepting it and not putting up a stand to just wait for the next elder scrolls) and if people just actually decided to put up a front and refused to buy any bullshit game we don't actually want and instead showed them that we're not just sheep's waiting to be fed, that we're life long supporters and fans and we deserve more, it would actually make a huge impact pretty quickly. Money talks people, and we're holding the money they want. Demand and stop settling
Game Xscape (2 months ago)
Single Playa 4 Life.
4ndris8007 (2 months ago)
EA=Sport-games....That's all.....
Zohaib Shehzad (2 months ago)
Gaming is nothing without single player games. As u said, single player games provide an experience which multiplayer games cannot. Single player games are narrative and immersive. Multiplayer games are just for short time fun with friends or other players whereas single player games are serious business.
baileyjr314 (2 months ago)
My most favorite games are single player. It's my favorite mode of play. God of War, DMC, Gears of War, Shadow of Mordor, Fallout 4, Yakuza 6, Red dead Redemption etc.
Niklas Sp (2 months ago)
The Dragon age franchise
Enigma Productions (2 months ago)
My favorite single player games have always been the Dragon Age series as a whole. I don't even touch the multiplayer in Inquisition. I always go back to it, I even bought DA Origins for my computer just so I could play it again because of how much I love it.
Vincent Ayala (2 months ago)
CrispyChicken44 (2 months ago)
It's a meme, but Half Life, and the first 3 Halo's.
Gregory Miranda (2 months ago)
Wajdaan Ali (2 months ago)
I barely play online games I only play online games with my friends. I prefer single player games way over online games
Superb Gaming (2 months ago)
I honestly have way more fun and enjoy single player games more than most multiplayer games. People ruin a lot of multiplayer games for me. I can take my time and experience the fullness of the game with a great single player campaign. I can appreciate the entirety of the game. EA just loves to lie and talk bullshit as long as it makes them money.
looper dooper (2 months ago)
I guess hitman

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