Since the inception of the original Xbox there has always been this underlying agreement that most Xbox games are there purely for multiplayer and not for the single-player experience.
Most their big games, like Halo, Gears of War and Forza, all fall in that category. The single-player is there and it’s decent, but the multiplayer is where it’s at. There is just nothing that really matches the games on Sony or Nintendo’s platforms in terms of being focused on the single-player experience. Phil Spencer has once again confirmed that there is a major shift in focus to change that.
When asked on Twitter about the future of single-player games for the Xbox One, Phil Spencer took the time to reply:
Yes, I can confirm. With the additions to XGS we have a lot of teams that have built strong SP focused games and we want that to continue.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 7, 2019
It’s a logical question to ask, as Ninja Theory, who make fantastic single-player games, premiered a new multiplayer experience with the announcement of Bleeding Edge. It’s good to know there is more goodness on the way. Whether it’ll live up to expectations remains to be seen. Next year will reveal everything.