Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, will have a co-op mode limited to just two players, developer Infinity Ward has said.
Unlike the last Call of Duty game, Treyarch’s World at War, which had a four-player campaign co-op and a bonus four-player survival Zombie Mode, Modern Warfare 2‘s co-op mode will not be linked with the story at all. Instead, co-op will be in its own Special Ops mode.
“We take the moments that work really well with co-op, we bring them out and we put them in Special Ops,” Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s Director of Communications, explained in an interview with VideoGame.
“We don’t do co-op in our story because we’re crafting a very specific experience and we don’t want to ruin that by cramming co-op into it.”
When asked why co-op mode was only limited to two players, Bowling replied: “Two players seemed to be the magic number for co-op. That’s when it stayed really fun and intense without becoming a clusterfuck of things. We just found that two-players was the most fun.”
Modern Warfare 2 will be out in stores 10 November.