Bethesda: “Single Player Is Part Of Who We Are,” Says Pete Hines


With Bethesda seemingly jumping further into the multiplayer pool as of late, fans are beginning to become concerned that the developer might start leaning heavily on that in the future. After all, Fallout 76, while it can be played in a solo kind of way, is entirely online. DOOM Eternal will have more multiplayer options than its predecessor, as will Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

That said, Bethesda would like it to be known that single player still remains a vital part of the company. VP of Marketing Pete Hines recently sat down to discuss Fallout 76 and replayability in games, which brought up the topic of going it alone in the company’s titles. “Single player is part of who we are,” Hines said.

“We’re also the folks that make Elder Scrolls Online,” he continued. “We make Quake Champions. We make Elder Scrolls: Legends. But single player is part of who we are.” Bethesda is also looking at single player entries in a new light, says Hines. Instead of wondering if a game is going to be replayable, they are more interested in if players end up feeling like they’ve gotten their money’s worth. In fact, the VP of Marketing has some thoughts on the word “replayable,” saying:

We have a joke in the office. I have banned the word replayable because that’s not a feature. Every game is replayable. Tetris is replayable. Every game can be replayed from the beginning. That’s not unique. That’s not a feature.

Bethesda’s next adventure is Fallout 76, which is set to launch on November 14th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

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Eric Garrett1652 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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