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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.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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