DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that early single-player games like Speed Race (1974) and Space Invaders (1978) only gained popularity after the rise of two-player games like Tennis for Two (1958) and Pong (1972)? A single-player video game is a game where actions and input throughout the course of the session only come from one person. Due to the lack of encountering other players in this specific game mode, single-player games usually rely on an engaging and intriguing story that’ll captivate its player, couple with a variety of interesting side characters that are usually designed to be as unpredictable as a real, thinking human being.
The perfect examples for single-player games that managed to captivate its audiences for long periods of time are games from The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, both developed by Bethesda Softworks. On top of that, Bethesda turned up as Metacritic’s top-ranked major publisher for 2017, despite their focus on single-player games and the sudden surge of popularity in multiplayer games in all gaming platforms. Back in 2015, Fallout 4 sold over 12 million copies and generated over $750 million in its first 24 hours. Some gaming developers now consider story-driven, single-player games as “non-enjoyable”, although many other developers and gamers beg to disagree.
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