Dishonored 2 might be a bit of a premature leap here, but Arkane Studios’ co-director Raphael Colantonio has said that the studio is currently working on a similar kind of game to Dishonored, and that it may have multiplayer aspects.
Speaking with RPS, Colantonio was asked if the team is going right into production of Dishonored 2, to which he replied, “I can’t say exactly what we’re working on yet, but I can say that it’s definitely going to be a similar type of game. Choices, multiple objectives, branching paths, and things like that. Those are our core values and they will stay that way.”
When asked if multiplayer is a possibility, Colantonio continued, “We might be interested by multiplayer. And this would not necessarily be the traditional multiplayer approach. But primarily, we are storytellers. That’s the part we like.
“So as long as multiplayer does not go against that – which is unfortunately often the case with multiplayer because you have to remove any story bits because they go at odds with the strict values of multiplayer – [we're interested].
“But yes, generally we’re more into single-player. Someone playing at their own pace, which is another thing that goes against multiplayer values. In multiplayer, there’s a group, so everyone has to worry about going forward or being shot at. But we’re also keeping an eye out for ways to do multiplayer the right way.”
We reported on the same interview last night, specifically on Colantonio’s admission that games like Dishonored are always a hard sell. Check out what he said here.