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Consumers don't want single-player games, says Harrison

Infogrames' president claims "I don't think the industry is going to make many more."

Phil Harrison has claimed that the games industry will move away from making standalone single-player titles like Alone in the Dark.

Speaking to Eurogamer, the Infogrames president explained how consumers increasingly want network connectivity and embedded communities in their games, and that he expects the industry to reduce its focus on solely single-player titles.

"Alone in the Dark is a beautifully crafted single-player adventure game. I don't think the industry is going to make many more of those," said Harrison.

"I just don't think consumers want to be playing games that don't have some kind of network connectivity to them, or some kind of community embedded in them, or some kind of extension available through downloadable content."

"The industry is changing, and the role we play as creators and publishers has to reflect those changes. I don't think I'm alone in having those views, either," he added.

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