Blizzard's Overwatch Won't Have Singleplayer

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Aeshi:

Adam Jensen:
Do people honestly have the decency to bitch about this? Or are they so deprived of ability to come up to logical conclusions? It was clear from the very first trailer that it's MP only.

It's Blizzard. Overwatch could come with a hundred dollar bills in every box and people would complain that they weren't folded right.

See, its funny because its true.

I remember there was some sort of error at one point in WoW where the daily quests were given out twice within an hour of each other because somethin caused the quest timer to reset way early. No big deal, Blizzard took note of it and said "Whelp, that happened so enjoy your extra quest!"

This literally should have caused no problems at all. A few people got an extra 120g and some extra badge things to buy bonus rolls.

Holy shit you should have seen people flip the hell out. "Its not fair that only some people got to take advantage of this! Everyone should be able to do 2 sets of dailies today!" Tons of rabble rousing, people bein just general dicks. It was a ridiculous response to a very minor bug that barely helped a few people.

What? Is singleplayer too sexualised for you Blizzard, you dirty sexists! They *always* say their grand multiplayer experience will feature a rich and engaging storyline to compensate for no singleplayer and it almost always falls flat! I think TF2 is the only exception and that's largely because Valve doesn't have anything else to work on (besides Steam, but you know what I mean).

008Zulu:
Would it kill Blizzard to make a single player game?

As far as I'm aware, Blizzard have only ever made one game which is not single player - World of Warcraft. Every single other game they have made is perfectly functional as a single player game. Hearthstone is a bit shit if you only play against the AI and it means you'd have to pay for new cards, but it still works and Curse of Naxxramas shows they want to provide for a single player experience. As for Diablo and Starcraft, I've never played either with another person and probably never will. Starcraft 2 in particular obviously has a very heavy single player focus, since that's the only thing they're spending time on for the expansions; multiplayer already has all three races and the additions from expansions are really very minor. So no, it wouldn't kill Blizzard to make a single player game, which is why they keep making them. Overwatch simply isn't one of them.

because it's Blizzard I'm sure it'll be great and all but I just can't bring myself to care about yet another FPS multiplayer game. There's already too many of them and I got tired of them 5 years ago

just make a movie Blizzard because the story of the little kid and his big brother sounds way more interesting than playing this game

This game just makes me miss the old Blizzard more. When the IPs were interesting and MP/Online was optional. I might try this game but I really doubt it'll hold my interest. There are just way too many other games out there to try and look forward to.

I have two questions:

1: Why does this surprise anyone?
I mean, how is this even news to anyone? That someone could watch those reveal and gameplay trailers and get the idea that this game would have a solo campaign baffles me.

2: Why are people still saying this game has "progressive" character designs?
Honestly, what the fuck are these people talking about? Progressive designs? Really?

It's a sad day when we start considering Overwatch's character designs progressive. You don't even have to look that far back into gaming's history to see more varied and progress character line-ups.

Ugh. The game's only just been revealed and I'm already sick of it.

Aeshi:

Adam Jensen:
Do people honestly have the decency to bitch about this? Or are they so deprived of ability to come up to logical conclusions? It was clear from the very first trailer that it's MP only.

It's Blizzard. Overwatch could come with a hundred dollar bills in every box and people would complain that they weren't folded right.

If we had sigs on this site, I'd sig you.

Uh, no singleplayer and no team deathmatch? Are they planning on releasing it for $40 or less? Guess that's the sale point for me.

This killed that bit of interest the trailer sparked for me.

No single player? Get stuffed Blizzard!

Another game to cross off the list, nothing to see here

Steve Waltz:

gamegod25:

erttheking:
Is this really a surprise to anyone? Did anyone watch the trailers and gameplay and think anything other than "Multiplayer only"?

Yeah I don't get it either. Or why that might be a bad thing. It was pretty obviously focused just on a multiplayer experience and that's fine with me.

I did, because I remember Unreal Tournament 3 was all about the multiplayer, but still had a weak single-player mode to build upon the world and characters. TF2 made videos and comics to flesh out their characters as bit, but it's not the same as playing through a storyline with cut scenes and dialogue.

And it's a bad thing because online gamers are often whiny teenagers or raging man-children that scream into their mics when they lose. I'd much prefer bots; bots play just as bad and never speak.

I'd rather have no single player than a weak, half-assed one shoehorned in just to have that bullet point on the box. If you want to play against bots they can still do that too. And yeah I don't like listening to foul mouth kids and whiny old men (hence why I don't play CoD online) that's why the mute button is your friend.

The game is obviously designed with a focus on multiplayer team based gameplay and there is nothing wrong with that. I was perfectly fine with Bioshock being a SP only experience because that's what it was designed to be. Likewise I wouldn't want TF to have a SP campaign because it's designed for a multiplayer experience. Maybe you wanted it to be a single player game but that obviously isn't the game Blizzard wants to make, so sorry maybe next time if it does well. *shrug*

BigTuk:
No single Player you say? Now why in dear heavens would I pay for a multiplayer only game that will last only as long as Blizzard feels to keep the servers up?

Nope sorry blizzard. Kuydos for trying a new IP buut something tells me this will do badly.

To be fair, Blizzard is known for keeping servers of their older games alive to this day. Plus they are still making a ton of money. If one really wants to pay for Overwatch, the lifetime of the servers is the last thing to worry about.

Huh.

No hats, no sale.

No loss, really.

Kahani:
As far as I'm aware, Blizzard have only ever made one game which is not single player - World of Warcraft. Every single other game they have made is perfectly functional as a single player game. Hearthstone is a bit shit if you only play against the AI and it means you'd have to pay for new cards, but it still works and Curse of Naxxramas shows they want to provide for a single player experience. As for Diablo and Starcraft, I've never played either with another person and probably never will. Starcraft 2 in particular obviously has a very heavy single player focus, since that's the only thing they're spending time on for the expansions; multiplayer already has all three races and the additions from expansions are really very minor. So no, it wouldn't kill Blizzard to make a single player game, which is why they keep making them. Overwatch simply isn't one of them.

Those card style games are multiplayer implied.

I am still bitter that they made an MMO over Warcraft 4.

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