@midnightgreen20 said:I don't think this is really that much of a trend at all. I feel that this piece is a little bit reactionary because he happens to be playing 2 games at the same time where playing online co-op is an option. The article neglects to mention the fact that D3 on new consoles is simply a re-release with RoS added in for the complete experience. So to say that all of a sudden these kind of games are coming out and taking over single-player-only experiences would be rather misleading.There are plenty of games that have come out in recent times, coming out this year, and also next year that will have a true single player element to it. The Last of Us was primarily a single player game. Far Cry 4 is a single player game. Arkham Knight is one too. I can name plenty more but I think it's reasonable to say that single player games won't be going away any time soon. Besides, I think there is more of a trend of games trying to find a way to add multiplayer into the mix, rather than take away the single player experience.Most recently, there was Wolfenstein: New Order, a hotly-anticipated release with no multiplayer whatsoever. While there will always be many games that try to push multiplayer, I wonder how many of them will succeed without a compelling single player game. The fact that Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, Gears, Counter-Strike, Street Fighter and other extremely long-lived games continue to dominate multiplayer gaming suggests that people are hesitant to spend the necessary time getting good at a large, diverse group of games.A game that's mainly multiplayer, be it co-op or competitive, requires a hell of a lot of commitment to get pleasure from it. How many people are still playing Tomb Raider multiplayer? Sniper Elite? Uncharted?Without compelling single player games, the mainstream market would almost certainly contract severely. Quite frankly, any company that can't outdo Call of Duty goes multi-only at their own peril.