EA boss Frank Gibeau has been copping a bit of flack from various corners of the internet for his recent comments that he “has not green-lit one game to be developed as a single-player experience”.
Speaking to Kotaku in a follow-up interview, Gibeau explained that he’s not suggesting the company will never make a single-player game — just that there needs to be more to the game than what’s on the disc.
“I still passionately believe in single-player games and think we should build them,” he said. “What I was trying to suggest with my comments was that we move our company from being a packaged goods, fire-and-forget business to a digital business that has a service component to it.”
“That should not be misunderstood as the death of single-player games, or single-player experiences or telling stories. Narrative is what separates good games from bad games. Or great from good, even.”
“I’m not saying deathmatch must come to Mirror’s Edge.”