Insomniac’s Ted Price has said he “can’t imagine” the studio creating single-player only games “from here on out” due to the social and multiplayer shift the industry has taken.
Speaking with Gamespot, Price said the studio isn’t planning on ditching a single-player element by any means, he just doesn’t see Insomniac developing a game based on an entirely solo experience.
“I can’t imagine that any game we’d do from here on out will be single-player-only,” Price said. “The [industry] has changed. As gamers, we have always been social, but thanks to the way technology has evolved, it’s much easier for us to play together. And it’s much easier for developers to create experiences where you can play together. So we want to encourage that with all of our games because ultimately, in my opinion, it’s often more fun to play with a friend.
“We understand that a large portion of players are interested in that single-player experience. A lot of us gamers are interested in both. I love single-player games but I also love multiplayer games, and I think that Fuse offers you the opportunity to do both without having to skimp on either side.”
Fuse is slated for a March 2013 release on PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be published via the EA Partners program.