Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Shannon Loftis Says Single-Player Economics Are “Complicated”

In a recent interview with GameSpot, the Head of Xbox Publishing Shannon Loftis, talked briefly about single-player games. With some feeling like single-player gaming being dead, Loftis said that she doesn’t consider it to be dead but “complicated” due to their economic viability.

Loftis stated..

“Game development in general is about a couple of things. It’s about delivering and experience and it’s about telling stories. Storytelling is as central to game development as it ever has been.”

“I don’t think that it’s dead per se.I do think the economics of taking a single-player game and telling a very high fidelity multi-hour story get a little more complicated. Gamers want higher fidelity and they want higher resolution graphics.”

Loftis went on to say that single-player-only games will never go away, but could become less of the norm by saying..

“I don’t think that there is ever going to be a time when there aren’t single-player, story-based games. I do love the idea of building a community around the experience of these games.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like


Keen Software House have released update 1.181 for their popular space game Space Engineers. This new update fixes major multithreading issues and performance optimizations....


The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that Big John Games is developing a new game in their Cube Creator series titled Cube Creator...


In what is one of the holy grails for NES collectors, a Nintendo M8 demo unit has been put up for sale on eBay....


The latest issue of V-Jump has confirmed the first two DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ will be Broly and Bardock. Broly will feature...