Splinter Cell Creator: ‘Games Too Long’
Speaking on his blog, clicknothing.com, Clint Hocking has opened up about his feelings towards the Triple-A single-player campaign.
"While I personally feel that modern AAA single player games are too long, the reality is that is not the case for your typical 18-24 year old who does not have an enormous game buying budget and needs a lot of content if he has any hope of keeping himself distracted from studying."
It's an interesting point that seems to be of the opinion that while games are shortening in length, with Modern Warfare 2 clocking in under five hours as well as the more topical Killzone 3, which you can read more about here, ultimately the majority will be long.
Hocking continues: "I would love to make the argument that the next-generation of single player games should be a four hour experience, but I know that's not realistic."
Admittedly Black Ops extended its campaign, and the likes of Mass Effect will always be in it for the long haul, but there's a good chance Hocking's vision may actually be becoming a reality.