Judging from a recent job opportunity listing, there's every chance Arkane Studios could be the next big-name developer to abandon single-player narratives.
With Arkane Lyon and Arkane Austin both putting out 'AAA' single-player games in the last year 6 months with Dishonored 2 and the rebooted Prey, it seems they're finally ready to pull the plug with sales of both games being below expectations.
Likely noticing the trend of 'live service' games raking in the cash in recent years, a new job listing seems to suggest that's where Arkane Studios will be focusing their efforts from here on out. Live Service games are typically online titles designed to have a long shelf life with continuous updates and high replay value - like online shooters and MOBAs.
Bethesda, being Arkane's holding publisher, have been slowly entering this market already with the likes of The Elder Scrolls Online and Quake Champions. Arkane's latest games have continued to validate the teams as highly qualified when it comes to crafting a well-received game - but it looks as if they're yearning for a more long-term investment in light of games like Destiny and Hearthstone still having a massive presence years after launch.
The job description itself mentions key responsibilities like to "diagnose and fix live service issues", potentially pointing to Arkane's hopes to join in with the rapidly growing market. With EA/Bioware entering with Anthem before long, Bethesda likely voted Arkane Studios are the ones most qualified to make their own mark.