Originally Posted by Nivacs
LOL, be nice.
on another note I wonder if EA will make or publish a game I'm interested in playing ever again. (Last one was RA3 and i couldn't play that due to DRM )
It is indeed an interesting question.
I personally cant wait to see all the other publishers justify always online connections by requiring assets to be streamed in order to play the game even in solo "sessions".
It will also be interesting to see how other games do the "skimp on story, but replays give you different areas and/or pickups that you can sell for money".
The Elder Scrolls would work well in this regard.
They can just cut out parts of the maps and randomly spawn them in as you run about, but only give you a certain amount of map areas per playthrough to keep it fresh for the next time. Or they could just trash map creation altogether and just use the aforementioned content streaming service to just randomly create map areas.
Then there's the gateway to gambling experience of playing on the off chance that you'll find something awesome that could maybe make you some money.
Or maybe we could have a Simcity game where Maxis basically just stream the gaming session to you on randomly generated maps and you can create resource stockpiles that you can sell on the internet for money. There will be no true single player experience and noone will be able to play offline, but the public have spoken!
It's an interesting model and I cant wait to see more of it in gaming in the future.
Also, Draconian.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 5/23/12 at 1:15pm