Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 07:54 GMT
Crackdown dev: “We see the life of games online”
Ruffian’s Billy Thomson has reiterated to Edge that the newly-formed Dundee developer’s focus is online gaming, despite the fact single-play will play an important part in its projects.
“It’s not like we’re going to avoid making singleplayer games, we still see a massive market in them,” he said.
“But, moving forward, many games are pushing things like co-operative play. If you look at the consoles that are out there now, everybody’s encouraging everyone to stay online, particularly through your friends list on the 360, and now with the PS3’s Home.
“We definitely want to keep making solo games – we want to make great solo games – but we see the life of games online. Because when you finish your solo experience, if you want to get anything else out of the £45 or $60 you’ve spent, it’s going to be through online play.”
This piece was supposed to be published two weeks ago, as we alluded to in this article. Billy and the boys are working on a new Crackdown game, although it’s yet to be announced.