Activision confirms that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will not feature many of the co-op modes previously seen in Black Ops III, like a 4-player campaign.
Activision is looking to make another big splash later this year as the latest Call of Duty title was finally revealed earlier this week and appears to be bringing some new features to the table. One of the bigger features from last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the focus on co-op elements, whether from the 4 player local/online Zombies mode or the ability for drop-in, drop-out campaign co-op. Based on comments by Activision, it appears that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will not be following suit.
After revealing that this year’s Call of Duty title would be taking players into outer space, a setting which was oddly dismissed last year, Activision detailed a few more facts about the game. Unfortunately for fans of co-op experiences, it was confirmed that Infinite Warfare will not support many of the co-op modes seen in previous titles in the franchise – including the 4 player co-op campaign.
Players looking for a co-op mode inside of Infinite Warfare appear to be limited to the recently revealed zombies mode. Information on this mode is scarce, though Activision has promised that this new take on Zombies would feature a completely new story line, new gameplay mechanics, and features never before seen in any iteration of Zombies before.
While there is still a lot of information players do not know about Infinity Ward’s next entry in the series, the franchise is moving into the final frontier known as space for the first time. The player leads coalition forces against a group known as the Settlement Defense Front. Infinity Ward is promising to bring back the feeling of large scale war with cinematic moments and a focus on both air and space combat.
While the Call of Duty franchise can be pretty divisive amongst gamers, it appears that not everyone was a fan of the initial reveal. Some developers working on the rival Battlefield franchise let their feelings be known on Twitter after watching the debut trailer. Some of the comments were overly harsh and set off a mini-firestorm to the point where the Tweets were later removed and replaced by an apology.
Are you disappointed that many of the co-op enabled options are being removed for Infinite Warfare? Do you hope that co-op will be added after the fact or perhaps return in a future game? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 4, 2016.