I'm noticing that a vast majority of games coming out on the PS4 are 1-player and only 1-player. You have your indies, like Towerfall, which are MP, but the majority of the other types of games aren't. This has me rather unsettled since I came from PS2 -> Wii -> PS4, so I'm used to (and expect) a decent amount of options for couch/local multiplayer. I'm not finding many on the PS4. Other than indies, the only one I've found that my friends and I will actually play is CoD Ghosts, simply because it's a decent shooter (if it wasn't 2 player I probably wouldn't have bought it - terrible campaign IMO).
I *think* I know what Sony and other companies are trying to do. By making the popular games 1-player only, the only way a person could play multiplayer with their friends is if their friends bought the console and got the game - is this part of Sony's revenue strategy? If so, I think the gaming industry is going down the wrong path. PC gaming is a completely different story, but I think console game developers should include the 2 player option more often. It's in your living room for a reason.... to be played with multiple people. I'm not sure what the situation with the Xbox One is since I don't follow that, but the Wii U is embracing couch multiplayer still. Maybe that's why it's getting more popular (just a guess).
I know it hasn't been even a year, and there aren't many games out yet. However, after looking at some previews of the games coming out in the next year, the majority of them are going to be only 1-player local. Not even Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be 2-player as they are going down to 1. Am I just freaking out or is there a real shift at work here?
Thanks, looking forward to reading other player opinions.