While Splatoon certainly has a great multiplayer component, one area that doesn’t seem to be discussed much is the single player campaign. Splatoon‘s campaign serves partly as a way for players to get used to the game’s mechanics before heading into the online battleground. A lot of people seemed to enjoy this mode and even suggested making a single player spin-off Splatoon title. As fun as that may be, such a game is not in the works. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano and producer Hisashi Nogami stated that there are no plans for a single player spin-off, though a campaign update is possible.
When asked about the possibility of a single-player
Splatoon title, Amano and Yogami discussed the connection between single player and multiplayer modes and how that dynamic affects the idea of a single player title:
Amano: When we envisioned the single player mode, we saw it as a way of teaching those game mechanics I mentioned earlier to players and as something they would be able to take with them into multiplayer mode in the game. One thing with the single-player mode is that it was sort of a way to expand the world view of Splatoon – the sort of story, if you will – that we weren’t able to do in the multiplayer mode. Regarding any kind of spin-off or expansion, rather than just releasing additional stages for the single player mode, if we wanted to do something like that, I would want to make it a larger scale update. There were elements of the single-player mode that I wasn’t completely satisfied with myself.
Nogami: I really think that there’s a strong connection between the two modes in the game. So we don’t actually have any plans to just release a single player spin-off of the game itself due to the strength of that connection.
Personally, I like the idea of a single player
Splatoon entry, though I wouldn’t mind a campaign update either. There certainly is a strong connection between the two modes, though I don’t believe it’s strong enough to prevent a single player title from being created. What do you think? Should there be a single player Splatoon spin-off?
Source: Game Informer