The whole discussion of single player gaming on consoles being dead reminds me of a discussion we had a decade ago, in the heyday of PC MMO gaming, about single player gaming on the PC slowly dying. Fast forward 10 years…it’s more alive than ever.
Consoles are seeing more multiplayer games than ever before, and not just the usual FPS games that ruled the genre for so long. It’s a fantastic time to be a console gamer, especially one with online access, friends and a good chunk of time to game each week. This means many of the top sellers are going to be multiplayer, which in turn means studios are going to crank out more multiplayer, because they perceive that as what’s hot. Meanwhile single player games will continue to be made, but take a backseat sales-wise for a bit, at least until another Uncharted, Witcher, Dark Souls, XCOM, Dragon Age, etc. come along.
Single player console gaming will be just fine.