Face Off: Should single-player games always be playable offline?
Here’s what some of our Twitter pals had to say on the matter. Follow @pcgamer to chime in on our weekly arguments.
@pcgamer Yes, sadly it's easy to forget many people do not have access to high speed internet. Internet required to play alone is silly.
— Ken Decker (@GoForNerski) January 29, 2013
@pcgamer Strictly single-player games are just that: a single player's experience. Let them have it how/when/where they want.
— Crucial Blue (@CrucialBlue) January 28, 2013
@pcgamer yes; I wouldn't classify new SimCity a classic single player. It has multiplayer integration & from reading is stored/run elsewhere
— Adam (@atkoehler) January 28, 2013
@pcgamer As much as publishers think it is, the world is not yet fully online and everything is more portable than ever. So we need offline
— AEON|Dante (@nzaeon) January 28, 2013
@pcgamer Unless large calculations which cannot be done client-side are completely necessary, SP games have no reason for online requirement
— Hugo van Rijswijk (@Hugo_ijslijk) January 28, 2013
@pcgamer As a paying user with reliable internet access, online-only is a winning proposition mostly (though I hate losing mod support).
— Jason (@TeslasButler) January 28, 2013
@pcgamer it's a no brainer. If I pay money to own something I should bloody well be allowed to play it without an Internet connection grrrrr
— Max Dickinson (@mxmlln1) January 28, 2013