Instances are going to be rather small anyway, so this will be more like a co-op sorta game. As far as I know, less people in each "instance" than a battlefield multiplayer server can hold. Pretty much similar to ELITE...however many people also do only singleplayer for ELITE.
ELITE has quite a big singleplayer community, which opens the door for a larger fanbase=more money for Star Citizen. The way people play the game should allow them to choose how they play...because there is no game like Star Citizen. ELITE sorta, but not the same at all. It would allow for a bigger audience who may or may not want to play online all the time.
What you guys think? Should they add a singleplayer option for those that want it?
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