Modern Warfare 2 featured co-operative play in its Spec Ops mode – which allowed friends either in the same room or over Xbox Live to team up and attempt to take down some of the outright insane missions that Infinity Ward crafted for players. Modern Warfare 3 is set to bring the mode back – so that players will be able to do more of the same.
More of the same seems to be a common trend when it comes to the Call of Duty games of late. Thanks to a tweet sent out by Robert Bowling earlier this week speculation was starting to swirl about whether or not Modern Warfare 3 was going to finally include some co-operative campaign play but it seems that this is not going to be the case.
In response to some confusion over his earlier statements Bowling sent out another tweet to clarify that his comments referred to the return of Spec Ops co-op in Modern Warfare 3 – not to a brand new campaign co-op offering. With the two new American protagonists in the game making for the perfect co-op team, its a unfortunate that the option was not something Infinity Ward was interested in pursuing.
Considering the general reaction from the gaming community, that the Call of Duty formula is becoming too formulaic, you’d think that Activision and Infinity Ward would be more concerned with differentiating this entry from past Call of Duty games. A co-operative campaign mode would’ve been the perfect gift for gamers – as a token of good faith the the franchise is still willing to innovate even further.
Regardless, Spec Ops is going to see its role in Modern Warfare 3 expanded over its MW2 offerings. With upgrade including a matchmaking service and leaderboards, as well as a new survival mode added into the mix, Spec Ops in MW3 is shaping up to be more than just a group of side mission for when you’re done with the single player campaign.
Are you upset that you won’t be getting to play cooperatively in the campaign or happy because just one adrenaline junkie experiencing Modern Warfare 3 at a time is enough?
Modern Warfare 3 is going to be bringing Spec Ops co-operative play to gamer’s living rooms on November 8, 2011 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.