Chime in: Are Xbox One single-player games really dying?

Single-player games haven't been in their best state during recent years, with many publishers making the shift to "games as a service" business models. With always-online experiences, post-launch content roadmaps and microtransactions all common practices on Xbox One, games as we know them are changing.

This movement has also signaled the "death" of single-player games, with many publishers abandoning previously successful franchises in pursuit of today's trends. One Xbox gamer on our forums has noticed but thinks this is just a period lacking compelling titles rather than single-player titles disappearing for good.

Are developers wrong that single player games are dying? I personally think they are. They haven't been doing that well, but in my opinion, we haven't had a great deal of good single player games recently being released. Sure, we have had the longer standing series, like Assassin's Creed, God of War, The Witcher, Tomb Raider, etc., but aside from those, most of the ones that have been...


But as always, we want to hear your thoughts on the topic. Do you see single-player Xbox One games disappearing almost entirely in the years ahead? Or is this simply a passing trend? Drop into the forum thread linked below and share your thoughts with us.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.