7. The Stigma Against Single-Player Games
The idea that 'single-player is dying' is one of this generation's most preposterous myths. With games like God Of War recently selling over 10 million copies and Red Dead Redemption 2 acheiving the best opening weekend in entertainment history (seriously, that's mad), it's clear single-player games are going nowhere.
However, it appears the stigma surrounding solo content has become one that many executives and studio heads are beginning to believe, the idea that gaming is shifting towards a multiplayer-centric future being tossed around by big names including Ubisoft, Activision and EA.
This is simply not the case and has the potential to lead to a damaging future for single-player games. With notable developers such as Bioware shifting their focus from narrative-based content to large multiplayer experiences, it stands to reason that a lot of the big budget triple-A scene is beginning to prioritise the latter over the former.
While, of course, multiplayer games deserve to be in the limelight, single-player titles should be just as big a focus going into the next-generation. With the likes of God Of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and, more recently, Days Gone pulling in big numbers upon release, it's clear there is still a strong market for single-player regardless of how many devs are shying away from it.