Despite all the strides we've made in the gaming industry, we've still got a ways to go in the narrative department. Wolfenstein: The New Order producer Jerk Gustafsson spoke about the subject over at the PlayStation Blog .
The interesting part is that his team's latest game actually puts a premium on the story, which is increasingly rare for shooters (although it looks like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could have an intriguing plot). As for the story aspect, Gustafsson said:
"This is where we can break ground, where gaming still has a long way to go–the narrative–this is where I believe we shine, where I believe we will continue to shine. Great stories combined with exciting and truly fun combat experiences. This is what I believe is the future of gaming."
It's even more interesting to hear him say he believes that's the "future of gaming." For the most part, I'm not really seeing that just yet, because massive open-world adventures don't scream "great story" to me. It hasn't in the past, anyway, but I suppose things could change for the better.
And as for shooters having a good story…well, it's possible.
Related Game(s): Wolfenstein: The New Order