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Batman Arkham City will not include multiplayer

by William Schwartz

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When Batman Arkham City releases this fall, it has been confirmed that multiplayer will not be a feature in the sequel. The game’s director, Sefton Hill, recently confirmed that the game will feature no multiplayer mode. Confirmed via IGN, the director stated “There have been a number of rumors circulating about a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham City so let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a single player only experience.”

“Let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a “single-player only”experience.” – Sefton Hill director for Batman: Arkham City

As you may have guessed, the developer definitely wrestled with the idea of including a multiplayer component in the game.  But in the end, the developer thinks that game will have a better single player experience because of it.

“it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we’d have added multiplayer,”

“So it might not be the fashionable choice,” he added, “it might not get us an extra tick on the box, but we are convinced, and we hope that gamers will agree when they get to play the finished game, that we have made the right decision.”

If Batman: Arkham Asylum can improve upon the original, gamer’s are sure in for a treat in the Fall when the game releases.  It’s refreshing to see a developer take a stand, and be completely confident in the fact that their single player experience has the legs to stand on it’s own.  Many people disagree, like Electronic Arts for one, they believe that the era of single player experiences is now over.

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