Everywhere I read about this game, including reddit and all the usual gaming sites, the following narrative is presented:
“Great game, truly, but WTF were they thinking not having MP in the initial release? D4 and PoE2 are coming out next year so LE is going to be overlooked by the vast majority of the ARPG market. Too bad, so sad. RIP”.
I’m not saying I buy into this narrative, I honestly don’t know enough about the game to know what to believe at this point, but post after post I read is like “My friends and I have been waiting to try this when MP comes out”, or “No MP? No thanks”. I assume it’s a high priority and that every effort is being made to get out there before D4 and PoE2 because, frankly, if it isn’t, it will not get the kind of player base it needs to be a big hit. It takes years to develop the kind of base that PoE and Diablo have, this first shot is going to need a lot of time to compete.
I know they want to get the MP release right, but I hope that perfection isn’t the enemy of “good enough to be great”. As Randy Rainbow would say, “Step on it, sis!”