Quick Quotes – Pete Hines multiplayer for the sake of multiplayer is “a waste of time”

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 July 2011 19:36 GMT

“[People ask us] for a game like Skyrim or Prey 2, why doesn’t it have multiplayer? Well, our question is always the opposite when we talk to a developer. If you’re doing multiplayer, why are you doing multiplayer? What are you trying to accomplish? If you’re doing it just to check a box or because every other publisher says you’ve got to have multiplayer, then just drop it, don’t bother, it’s a waste of time, a giant distraction and it’ll make for a worse overall game. We want the best game possible. If that’s a singleplayer game that’s 15 to 20 hours, then make that! Don’t waste your time on features that don’t make the game better.” – Bethesda’s Pete Hines to Edge regarding tacked-on multiplayer in games.

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