Rebellion says it isn't moving away from single player games

Rebellion says it isn't moving away from single player games

The narrative goes that games companies are moving away from single players experiences but that's certainly not that case over at Sniper Elite maker Rebellion.

In an interview with MCV, CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley said that the British game company is not moving away from single player.

"I like single player and co-op games, because I don't really like playing against players, I like playing against the AI," Kingsley said.

"This controversy over single player games going away? If we're making games, we're never going to drop single player. We love single player."

This follows EA closing Visceral Games, best known for the Dead Space series. There was speculation at the time that this was due to the Star Wars project the team was working on at the time being a single player experience, with EA saying it was moving focus due to market shifts, presumably to more of a service-based model. 

CEO Andrew Wilson has said that this was not the case, while CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the game was indeed linear and that people don't really like those games anymore.

Make of that what you will.

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Alex Calvin launched in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.


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