Pete Hines, vice president of marketing at Bethesda has some good comments to developers that put Multiplayer into their games, even though is not necessary.
When asked about what he thought about developers adding multplayer mode in their games for the hell of it, he told Edge:
“Just drop it, don’t bother…it’ll make for a worse game.”
“[People ask us] for a game like Skyrim or Prey 2, why doesn’t it have multiplayer?” he explains. “Well, our question is always the opposite when we talk to a developer. If you’re doing multiplayer, why are you doing multiplayer? What are you trying to accomplish?
“If you’re doing it just to check a box or because every other publisher says you’ve got to have multiplayer, then just drop it, don’t bother, it’s a waste of time, a giant distraction and it’ll make for a worse overall game.
“We want the best game possible. If that’s a singleplayer game that’s 15 to 20 hours, then make that! Don’t waste your time on features that don’t make the game better.”
Finally, someone speaks the obvious truth that a lot of these games come out with a crappy multiplayer mode that doesn’t fit into their games at all.