The shooter is all about the tale it tells.
Tommy Tordsson Björk, a representative for Machine Games, said that the focus on single player in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is deliberate and that trying to implement multiplayer components would detract from the story.
“The only way we can create these super immersive narrative experiences is if we can solely focus on the single-player. Having a multiplayer component in this work process would just dilute it all. That’s the danger if you try to do two things at once.”
Tordsson Björk sees the game as more than just a shooter, rather as an action-adventure title, “since there is so much more to do than just shooting”.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus probably won’t be genre defining as it is still a game about shooting Nazis in droves, but it’s refreshing to see that devs have the freedom to do things their way.
The full game is out on October 27.