In a hilarious parody of Sarah Mclachlan's videos against animal abuse, Lynda Carter, best known for playing Wonder Woman in the 70s series of the same name, defends single-player players who feel marginalized for studies focused more and more on multiplayer releases. The campaign, titled # SavePlayer1, is part of a Bethesda movement to save single-player games.
The game, like life, often deals with social interaction: a moment to join others in a common cause or simply exorcise some demons with some virtual cathartic carnage. But sometimes you just need a little time out. A place where you can escape the vicissitudes of everyday life. And that's where a great game for a single player appears.
Once upon a time, these solitary experiences dominated the landscape of video games. But in recent years, with multiplayer mode on the rise, single-player games have become less numerous. Meanwhile, the community has been clamoring for more single-player games, and the media has written a lot of pieces lamenting the loss of single-player experiences. But never be afraid! 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 of saving the individual player.
So, if you choose Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, Prey, Dishonored 2, DOOM, Fallout 4: Game of the Year, Skyrim's Special Edition, or all of the above, you can be sure that Bethesda You have covered it with an award-winning single-player game, critically acclaimed, which is just what you need.  The Bethesda movement occurs after EA closed Visceral Games and changed its single-player game Star Wars . At that time, EA said it was renovating from a "story-based linear adventure game" to "an experience that players want to come back and enjoy for a long time to come," which many players read as multiplayer. centered title of some kind. The players immediately made their voices heard, stating that single-player games are important. Bethesda, best known for the games that are mostly single-player, supports these players by duplicating their independent experiences.
Along with the # SavePlayer1 campaign, Bethesda offers up to 50% off on its single-player games through the weekend. They will also donate $ 100,000 to the ESA Foundation to help obtain scholarships for future game developers.
While Bethesda Softworks publishes more than single-player games, in fact, we were one of the pioneers in multiplayer and competitive gaming. We wanted to do our part to support the next generation of game developers. That is why, as part of this effort, we are donating $ 100,000 to the ESA Foundation to provide scholarships for future developers: talented young people who could one day make an incredible game for a player that you will love. Established in 2007, ESA Foundation's scholarship program supports women and minority students in their pursuit of a degree related to the arts of computer and video games. The Bethesda gift is the largest donation in the history of the program and will finance 33 scholarships.
It's interesting to hear an important editor applaud against the change to multiplayer mode so strongly (especially when one of his biggest titles is MMO Elder Scrolls Online ), and we're likely to see the bitter battle continue as the gaming industry progresses to 2018 and beyond it]