They specifically focused on MP because they wanted to implement the campaign into the MP experience and give context to each of the maps
They are also a very small team in comparison to other triple A teams with a team half the size of other competitors like Dice, Treyarch, IW, etc. Plus due to the fact that numbers from previous games showed that a very very very small percentage of players (<10%) actually played through the single players campaign they didn't see justified in sinking so much money into something a small minority will experience
They are trying something new and bringing the campaign to the multiplayer experience I'd call this the exact opposite of lazy
I did and enjoyed BF4 and Cod ghosts single player but at least they gave the option which is the reason I purchased both. Titanfall on the other hand does not give the option so they will loose out on a sale from me.
i play single play games , i enjoy cod ghost first one i have acutally sat through. i'm not the greatest at shooters or online gaming , i enjoy games at my own pace in single player, not being hounded by campers, cheaters , instant deaths within a few seconds or minuets .
This does not class having fun. for this reason i will just stop playing the game im not a hardcore gamer i game when i can and when i'm in the mood to.
Oh well so disappointing :-( i'LL have to miss out on a game because they don't want to take the time to put in a single player,
excuses are lame, not everyone is playing tournament level , i play for fun not grief.
I've found single player in the likes of COD and BF to be so poor that I'd wish they'd just use those resources to make the multiplayer better. Either that or hire some decent writers and be prepared to take some risks with the plot. But alas, single player in these games tends to just be a developer tickbox fest: Terrorist (tick), interrogation scene (tick), Plane blowing up (tick). Completely unoriginal regurgitated testosterone fueled nonsence. Like a Steven Segal movie.
The Bioshock games are good single player FPSes (just in case you were looking for one).
Anyway, you don't need to be 'Hardcore' or 'Tournament level' to enjoy playing multiplayer shooters. As long as you aren't bothered about being top of the leaderboards or worried about kill death ratios then there is still plenty of fun to be had.
Depends how you look at it. An afterthought of a single player lasting 5-10 hours discarded to provide a better online experience? I played BF3 for over 200 hours online and only managed to endure the single player for 20-30mins before walking away in disgust. Even if I'd stuck at it and made it through the 7 hour single player that would still only be 3.5% of the time i spent online.
My biggest fear relates to Origin. I bought BF3 when it first came out, and had such issues with connecting to maps and staying connected, that I just rage quit and have never gone back. The UI was clunky and horrible.
Has it improved at all?
Just put it on Steam and make everyone happy. (Or most people anyway!)
Having completed all of those campaigns, I can easily confirm it is a waste of time. The Battlefield 4 campaign is one of the most disappointing I have ever played. Titanfall are heading in the right direction to only focus on Multiplayer. I have been playing the Titanfall beta for the past few days and I can say it is an outstanding game; fast-paced high-octane combat.. There isn't a moment you can 'rest' whilst playing!
Have to admit not the biggest fan of multiplayer only titles as I am severely old school and love a single player campaign but if there is a coop element to the campaign in multiplayer then that would be pretty tops!
More games need to drop their single player and put all their development into the multiplayer aspect. Its not like there isn't loads of single player games. This isn't laziness on the developers part it is simply putting their resources where it's needed.
But considering they have sacrificed Single player and put all they time and resources into multiplayer the game is still not a leap ahead of COD or Battlefield multiplayer and it sure does not look as good in the graphics department as both said games especially Battlefield. So what I'm saying is dropping single player has not given a superior game and they have also alienated many people who like to play single player.
Making an argument for value based on usage is silly? I think you are being a bit biased, and silly yourself.
No, a game with a single player that's short adds little value to a game designed for multiplayer. Just like tacking multiplayer onto an elder scrolls game... But that's an argument for a different topic.
I think there's a definite split - probably the kids who think multi player rules and the more mature gamers who prefer a bit more storyline to their gaming experience and enjoy the single player. As others have said, single player campaigns aren't what they used to be, this is probably say a result of too much emphasis on multiplayer by the game studios. At the end of the day multiplayer keeps the money rolling in with map updates etc. personally I prefer single player, but do use multi player now and agin once I've completed the campaign, but can't really see where the enjoyment is in just running around an environment shooting people without having a reason to do so e.g. As part of a plot .
It's nothing to do with maturity, I'm in my thirties and have gamed since the days of BBC master, it's just personal preference. I'm all for a compelling story in a single player game, but that's not what I want from a game like this and that's obviously not what they are trying for here. From a game like this I want challenge, I want competition, I want to test my mettle against an intelligence that can react in an infinite amount of ways. I'd like a bit of context but I don't remember any context in Quake 3 arena and still enjoyed it immensely.
A game of football doesn't have to have a plot to still be enjoyable. Think of this kind of genre as similar in reason.
Same for other games on origin it will just take the whole game off of the DVD and Origin will download any patches; if there were any changes between when the retail DVD was made and when it was released on retail.
To be honest these days 50GB isn't going to be much for today's PCs compared to before, most gaming PCs now should of at least 500gb hard drives. Apparently that's the size because of the "insane" graphics setting.
Active Yaw; Battlefield 4 and CoD might of had singleplayers but how long did that keep you playing it? They only last for 3 hours. That's nothing compared to the replay-ability on multiplayer.
How can you judge Titanfalls multiplayer comparing it to Battlefield 4(shit game, fail on game fixes) and CoD(same shit every year) so soon when you haven't even played it?
well frostbite is now running 3.0, the work on engine is incremental. for the new boys in the hood they made an amazing game, so if with titanfall 2 there are no changes then u can justly complain. seems to me it might be as good as old coop modest in avp and avp2. i ve already ordered mine game and dlc pack. we ve been asking ea to get 2143, and respawn delivered something that can get us away from bf frenchise - finally.