In a recent interview, From Software‘s president Hidetaka Miyazaki has talked about multiplayer and single-player games, and the “diversity” the industry needs.
In a portion of the interview, as we’ve already reported, Miyazaki addressed his will to try and build a battle royale game sooner or later.
“Single-player action games don’t feel too rare in the current climate,” the creator of Dark Souls and Bloodborne told the publication.
“While Devil May Cry 5 has some online elements, it’s coming out two weeks before our game. And that’s a very single-player focussed experience. We’ve also had God of War and Spider-Man.
We do need this diversity in the industry. Regardless of what From Software is doing, we need people making battle royale games and live services and we need people making single-player focussed experiences.
We feel that this diversity is what will keep everyone going.”
That’s a rather competent and clever comment about the state of the industry, where you usually see people do stupid crusades against a particular genre.
Of course, the industry needs the best quality possible in both genres to be a sustainable business, something the Uncharted creator doesn’t think isn’t at a good stage anymore.