Game Informer recently had a brief chat with the head of Treyarch, Mark Lamia, about Call of Duty: Black Ops ‘ campaign and co-op modes. It wasn’t long ago that we learned the campaign mode in Black Ops would be strictly single player after some talk of cooperative play and Lamia elaborates on that:
“Single-player is the epic, cinematic, seat-of-your-pants thrill ride that you star in,” said Mark Lamia, Treyarch studio head. “Then there’s multiplayer, when you want to play competitive with your friends and really chisel and hone your skills and do that addictive experience. And then co-op is for when you want to have a blast with your friends, just sitting on the couch and having an awesome co-op experience. We’re crafting unique co-op modes around that experience, but it is different than what people think.”
After some prodding from GI, Lamia went on to say that Black Ops’ co-op modes would be different than Modern Warfare 2’s Spec Ops.
A lingering question involves the inclusion of a certain mode involving certain undead foes, similar to Treyarch’s previous entry in the series, but its existence remains unknown.
I find it odd that he would say something as vague as they’ll be “different” than Spec Ops, when that mode was well-received. I applaude them for trying something new, but I hope they don’t change up a winning formula so much that is becomes a losing formula. That would be a terrible formula.