EA: Battlefront won't have single player because "people don't want it."

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  1. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

    Mar 11, 2012
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    In a recent interview with Peter Moore, COO of EA, Moore was asked about the controversy of yearly released sports titles, as well as some information about Star Wars Battlefront's lack of a single player campaign.

    How do you feel about this line of thinking? Are games that seem to have a primary emphasis on multiplayer content, somehow excluded from the need for a single player campaign? Especially when it comes to narrative content such as the Star Wars universe.

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  2. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

    Oct 4, 2007
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    sounds like more bollocks about how EA are telling you what you want as opposed to what people actually want. Who knows, who cares
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  3. Demifiend

    Demifiend The bored one

    Mar 20, 2015
    I don't care if it's Star Wars (Actually, i haven't watched not even one movie of that series for that reason), if it's a videogame, a single campaign mode it's always important, i can't understand how videogame industries have the line of thinking "People don't play Single Player campaigns mode" because sadly, it's part true, many people buy CoD, the fifa games, and the rest of the sport games for multiplayer reasons, but this is Star Wars, a movie where the main focus is the story and action, when you make a game solely based on a multiplayer mode, you're really betting something high, the consumer will feel like they have been scammed.

    It's actually unbelievable the state of this industry, everyone is asking for remakes of old games, many companies aren't giving two shits about their games and they decide to release the yearly sequel of something with little to no actual updates, i knew that this was going to happen in a near future, since the 7th generation, the over-fluid quantity of sequels and remakes, and lack of actual new ips, and when you finally receive a new ip with an interesting setting like Codename S.T.E.A.M, everyone will say "This is bullshit, we want more Zelda and Mario", i just, can't understand this, you know, Game Theory has pretty dumb theories about Mario and Zelda games, but they were right with the "Most Gamers are ruining the videogames" shit, i'm not talking about the kind who actually play the games, beat them, enjoy them and pass a good time with it, i'm talking about the people who buy the games, expect the most common denominator in their games, and when they don't get satisfied with the same repetitive feature that wasn't included for a new and better one, they complain, complain like bitches because their games aren't the thing they want.

    I need a time machine, old games are getting too expensive when time passes, and the good consoles are getting dusty and breakable, i need to go back to the time were everything was simple, yet better with games.
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  4. Vanth88

    Vanth88 Private

    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    These kinds of games? EA this isn't your standard BS Call of Duty or Battlefield game. The fact you couldn't even include a fraction of the maps the previous games had shows how little your company actually knows about making a quality game. Single player be damned, it was fun to run around those maps with AI. Your pathetic excuse for a Battlefront game can't even do that much.
  5. endoverend

    endoverend AKA zooksman

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    This just confirms my suspicions that EA is taking away everything that made this game good back in the PS2 days and making it just another generic shooter. Ah well. At least Call of Duty has a campaign. Numbers don't necessarily equal what the fans want.
  6. vayanui8

    vayanui8 GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 11, 2013
    United States
    What a load of shit. The thing that made the old battlefront games so great was the instant actions mode. Not to mention the fun I had in the campaign mode and galactic conquest. This lameass excuse might be able to pass if they pulled it on battlefield, but this is fucking Star Wars.
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  7. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
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    It's EA, they're full of shit, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
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  8. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Watch all the ranting and raving Streisand effect this game to even higher sales. :P

    or better yet
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  9. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
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    I actually haven't been following this closely, but it seems like a lot of people are going be disappointed with this game.
  10. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

    Oct 12, 2012
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    I've never played the previous games in this series, but regardless, I think every video game should have a single-player component. Period. There are many people who have little to no interest in multiplayer, whether it's due to poor/no internet connection, social anxiety, personal preference, or... *ahem* lack of support for pirated copies. Sure, there may be some genres that you'd think wouldn't work well with single player modes, but that's probably because they're not common or have never been done before. I could easily imagine a LoL single-player mode, akin to some of the non-building maps of Warcraft 3.

    But, like everyone's saying, this is EA. They've been lowering the bar for years.
  11. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Panties

    Sep 13, 2009
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    Remember when EA took 3 steps forward? Well I warned everyone that it was just a distraction for when they would go right back to shitting on the fans.
  12. Vipera

    Vipera Banned

    Aug 22, 2013
    United States
    Away from this shithole
    My God, so much entitlement in this thread alone.

    I don't really blame them. Single player costs money and people have bitched about Battlefield's campaigns just because "lol EA XD". If that's what their data points out, then let it be. It's not like people would've really played the single-player part of the game nowadays. I play AoE II and AoE III and I've never heard of anybody finishing the campaigns.
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  13. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Nov 15, 2009
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    um... ..people don't want it..

    that may be a new pleonasm for "lazy"
  14. Selim873

    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

    Jul 31, 2010
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    I was really on the fence about that poll. At first, I said No, since most Single Player campaigns just aren't worth it to me nowadays. Back then when I was growing up, there was MUCH more effort put into the Single Player than the Multiplayer. Like Halo, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Half-Life and Goldeneye. I chose "Yes" because, other than what I listed, there are more than likely other exceptions from this and the second half of last generation that I've never played. Everything just seems to be about Multiplayer now, so most of their focus goes there, rather than the single player. Multiplayer is supposed to be an extra, but they just switched it over because "reasons". People have recommend campaigns like CoD and Battlefield, but these war simulators are all the same, where you just run a linear path killing bots with a story that's hard to follow because of how boring it is to me, except for MW2. I actually liked that one.
  15. HaloEffect17

    HaloEffect17 Splatoon Fan

    Jul 1, 2015
    Isn't it the other way around? Like initially intended single-player games with a multiplayer mode nobody cares to bother with? Metroid Prime 2: Echoes anyone?
  16. olshrimpeyes

    olshrimpeyes Your question is bad and you should feel bad

    Jul 30, 2015
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    Hmmm... Welp there goes another game I was going to buy that I will now be skipping.
  17. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    I lol'd that I was the only no. Tacking on a shitty singleplayer with shit AI and threadbare story is a waste of time and effort. If it's a multiplayer game, make it for multiplayer. You don't see MMO players screaming for a singleplayer mode. Battlefront 2's singleplayer was just an extended bare tutorial to get the gist of the game mechanics.

    It's like CoD singleplayer. It's just an absolute and total waste of time for both developers AND players. It's literally like tacking multiplayer onto a primarily singleplayer game, it's just a waste of effort that could've been spent fleshing out and improving the primary mode.
  18. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    I have no desire for a single player mode in games like those, but I don't see a reason to not have some basic single player options. Still, I'm not going to get Battlefront, but that's due to other reasons.
  19. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Who is the one to define "multiplayer game"? If a "multiplayer game" is multiplayer only, that's only because the devs made it that way. Any game can be made singleplayer (for good or bad), just like any game can be made multiplayer (for good or bad).

    And on your MMO note, there have been many players "screaming" for singleplayer content, which is essentially singleplayer mode. I can't stand MMOs where the only content I can do requires groups, especially considering the fact that most people are idiots, and it makes dungeons/raids/battlegrounds frustrating. When I play MMOs I do the group content, but when I get tired of playing with others I like to do something that can be soloed.
  20. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 3, 2010
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    Damm them. The various single player modes of the previous 2 titles is what I enjoyed the most of battlefront. The pvp modes always sucked. I didn't know they dropped the single player mode from 3. I'm gonna have to call microsoft and cancel my digital preorder