Lynda Carter, the actress who is most memorable for playing Wonder Woman in the original TV series that aired in the 1970s, gets it. And by "it," I mean gaming. Specifically, single-player gaming, and the need for more of it. Having championed good over evil through several seasons on TV (among many other roles in her long and impressive career), Carter is now pushing for single-player gaming experiences, at the behest of Bethesda.
This is not a totally serious cause, mind you, but in a tongue-in-cheek attempt by Bethesda to pitch its single-player games this holiday season. The former woman of wonder is fully on board, of course—she's been providing voice overs for Bethesda's highly popular The Elder Scrolls games dating back to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. In the latest installment, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Carter voiced the ancient Nord heroine Gormlaith Golden-Hilt and also Azura, the Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn.
The lighthearted tone and satirical nature of the video aside, Bethesda is actually serious about promoting single-player experiences.
"Once upon a time, these solitary experiences dominated the gaming landscape. But in recent years, with multiplayer on the rise, single-player games have become fewer in number. Meanwhile, the community has been clamoring for more single-player games, and the media has penned a panoply of pieces bemoaning the loss of single-player experiences. But never fear! Bethesda is here to help," Bethesda said.
This is not a one-off thing, either. In the coming weeks, Bethesda will be sharing stories submitted by gamers on social media about single-player games, with the hashtag #SavePlayer1.
Even better, Bethesda is offer its recent catalog of single-player games in digital form for up to 50 percent off. Here are some links to the PC versions on Steam:
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition: $20 (down from $40)
- Doom: $15 (down from $30)
- Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition: $30 (down from $60)
- The Evil Within 2: $30 (down from $60)
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $30 (down from $60)
- Dishonored 2: $20 (down from $40)
- Prey: $20 (down from $40)