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Any single player games that stay updates like a mmorpg?

lonesollonesol Member UncommonPosts: 60
I always wanted a rpg that was single player that updates like a mmorpg, where they don't just abandon it and make a new one. Is there any game like that? Thanks for any help.
AlBQuirky

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  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 1,973
    You can play Ark Survival Evolved in single player mode or multiplayer so it updates with the mmo.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,930
    I believe you can play Elite Dangerous in single-player mode.


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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    If you ever wanted to play Eve online as a single player game..

    Astrox Imperium is a great game
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  • VrikaVrika Member LegendaryPosts: 7,579
    A lot of mobile games try to do constant updates and events, and in that way they're run like MMOs.

    I wouldn't recommend playing any of them. But a lot of them do what you're looking for.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,901
    The dividing line between solo and multiplayer has become increasingly blurred over the years, so its hard to say. But Skyrim and the older Fallout's still get modded that's the closest I can think. Otherwise No Mans Sky may fit the bill.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 7,387
    Do "pre-releases" count? I see lots of game listed as "in development" for a price tag and seem to get "regular" updates.

    I think that most single player games that allow mods seem to have mods that follow them throughout the years. Eventually, the developers move on to new projects, unless you're like Bethesda who re-releases Skyrim every few years, sometimes on new platform and new iterations, most of the time with the same bugs from the original edition.

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    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,930
    AlBQuirky said:
    Do "pre-releases" count? I see lots of game listed as "in development" for a price tag and seem to get "regular" updates.

    I think that most single player games that allow mods seem to have mods that follow them throughout the years. Eventually, the developers move on to new projects, unless you're like Bethesda who re-releases Skyrim every few years, sometimes on new platform and new iterations, most of the time with the same bugs from the original edition.
    You bring up a good point.. The Elder Scrolls games have tons of mods that keep them fresh. People are still creating mods for Morrowind and even daggerfall.

    I believe the Witcher 3 has a ton of mods though I don't know if mods can be made that create new adventures.
    AlBQuirky
    Like Skyrim? Need more content? Try my Skyrim mod "Godfred's Tomb." 

    Godfred's Tomb Trailer: https://youtu.be/-nsXGddj_4w


    Original Skyrim: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/109547

    Try the "Special Edition." 'Cause it's "Special." https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/64878/?tab=description

    Serph toze kindly has started a walk-through. https://youtu.be/UIelCK-lldo 
  • MendelMendel Member LegendaryPosts: 5,501
    If you play through Steam, you can set up any specific game for Automatic Updates.  When any specific game publishes a patch/change/fix/(colossal screwup) to the game, it will automatically download and install the updated version.  Essentially, it makes almost every game with an active development team operate like a managed world.  The trick is to find a game that actively supports the base game (not only via a new DLC).  Some suggested developers to look at: Beamdog, Owlcat, some Paradox games.



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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,901
    AlBQuirky said:
    Do "pre-releases" count? I see lots of game listed as "in development" for a price tag and seem to get "regular" updates.

    I think that most single player games that allow mods seem to have mods that follow them throughout the years. Eventually, the developers move on to new projects, unless you're like Bethesda who re-releases Skyrim every few years, sometimes on new platform and new iterations, most of the time with the same bugs from the original edition.
    OMG don't say that again or a studio will pick up on it. Early Access will be renamed "Regularly Updated". :)
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  • KratierKratier Member RarePosts: 547
    to OP's question yeah genshin impact is one, monthly content update, always adding content and adding things, and will continue to be updating, f2p for a long time


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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    I always thought an RPG single player game would do rather well with seasonal content. Imagine if we gotten like 40 Skyrim DLCs over the years instead of 2.
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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 3,491
    If you enjoy turn-based combat or at least don't mind it, then Star Traders: Frontiers may interest you.

    It is a RPG set in space where you command a ship along with an NPC crew that gives you a great deal of freedom as to how you want to play the game. You can be a trader as the name of the game suggests, a pirate, a bounty hunter, part of the military of one of the powers of the game, and so on.

    As I mentioned, the combat is turn-based. Ship based combat is presented in a manner similar to that in Master of Orion 2, if you are familiar with that game. Party based combat is presented in a manner similar to that in Darkest Dungeon.

    Every time you start a new game some procedural generation is involved so it will be quite the same from play through to the next. The game is also frequently updated. It came out in 2018 and the last update was #304 where they rebalanced sensor arrays.

    There is certainly plenty to sink your teeth into if it suits your fancy.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/335620/Star_Traders_Frontiers/

  • giantessfangiantessfan Member UncommonPosts: 180
    edited November 2022
    There called Live Service games and there a lot of them. More coming out next year like Avatar:Frontiers of Pandora, Diablo 4, Sucide Squad: Kill the Justic League (Rumored Live service anyway), and I am sure there is more. These are games that are updated for years with seasons, free content, expansions, etc... 

    Of the big ones is Division 2 but I mean I would count most Ubisoft games as Live Service now a days. I mean AC:Valhalla was updated for 2 years. 
  • DEXA88DEXA88 Member UncommonPosts: 170
    lOOK for Stoneshard on Steam thats exactly the game you need !
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,901
    DEXA88 said:
    lOOK for Stoneshard on Steam thats exactly the game you need !
    Looks interesting but still in EA.
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