Wipeout Creators Say PS4 & Xbox 720 Games Will be Multiplayer-Focused
The developers of the Wipeout series of games believe that the next generation of games will be multiplayer-heavy.
The developers of the Wipeout series of racing games have plenty of opinions about the challenges that the next generation of consoles will offer to game developers.
Speaking to Eurogamer, the developers at Studio Liverpool predict that single-player titles will be on a major decline in less than a decade, and focus will shift to offering multiplayer and socially interactive experiences.
"Affecting your mate's single-player career could be something really fun to do, and something we're going to look at to do," said Graeme Ackers. "You don't want to switch on your console and fall out of your social sphere, and I think that's going to become one of the big things."
"I think in five, 10 years from now it's going to be really challenging for anyone to do a successful game that isolates the player."
The studio also believes that games of the future will have to offer more cross-platform features in order to provide better social functions. The team cited the crossplay compatibility between the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita as an early example of how this could work.
"I'd love to be playing on the PS3 but my daughter could have the Vita and be doing stuff, and interacting in the same game world. There are definite possibilities in there, and I think developers will start taking more advantage of it in time."