There's still "a massive market" for singleplayer games and they won't avoid them says the Scottish developer, but now "everybody's encouraging everyone to stay online" and play.
Even stalwart singleplayer franchises like Resident Evil has gone co-op these days.
"It’s not like we’re going to avoid making singleplayer games, we still see a massive market in them. But, moving forward, many games are pushing things like co-operative play," said Ruffian Games' co-founder and lead developer Billy Thomson, speaking in an interview with .
"If you look at the consoles that are out there now, everybody’s encouraging everyone to stay online, particularly through your friends list on the 360, and now with the PS3’s Home."
"We definitely want to keep making solo games – we want to make great solo games – but we see the life of games online. Because when you finish your solo experience, if you want to get anything else out of the £45 or $60 you’ve spent, it’s going to be through online play."
Ruffian Games is said to be working on a 'Crackdown 1.5', while a true sequel to the crime-fighting sandbox franchise is staying with Realtime Worlds.