Bethesda has published a new video featuring Lynda Carter and the company’s commitment to single-player games. Considering EA’s statements earlier in the year about how single-player games are not as well-loved and – let’s face it – profitable, this seems to throw as serious shade as Blizzard did earlier in regards to the SWBF2 Loot Box deal. You can catch up on microtransactions drama here, but for now, let’s see what Bethesda has to say:
Gaming, like life, is often about social interaction – a time to join with others in a common cause, or to simply exorcise a few demons with some cathartic virtual carnage. But sometimes you just need a little time away. A place where you can go to escape the vicissitudes of everyday life. And that’s where a great single-player game comes in.
Once upon a time, these solitary experiences dominated the gaming landscape. But in recent years, with multiplayer on the rise, single-player games have become fewer in number. Meanwhile, the community has been clamoring for more single-player games, and the media has penned a panoply of pieces bemoaning the loss of single-player experiences. But never fear! Bethesda is here to help. In a new video that debuted at The Game Awards, starring none other than Lynda Carter, we share our vision for saving the single player.
So to this end, Bethesda provides 50% discount digitally as well as at select retailers for such titles as Prey, Dishonored 2, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, Fallout 4, Doom, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The company also invites players to share their single-player game stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others by using hashtag #SavePlayer1.
The last but not the least, Bethesda Softworks is donating $100,000 to the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to provide scholarships for future developers.