Ever wonder why Infinity Ward didn’t implement the ability to go through its campaign mode in Modern Warfare 2 in a co-op fashion? According to Robert Bowling, Community Manager of Infinity Ward, the team removed the feature of co-op play due to it ruining the overall experience of the single-player campaign. Speaking to VG247, Bowling discussed all of the reasons behind clipping the co-op campaign and instead, implementing Spec Ops mode in its place.
“We did it early on; that’s what Spec Ops started out as, as co-op through story.”
“But it really broke the cinematic experience, took the immersion out of it, out of the story and the pacing and everything we’d spent so long crafting. It just ruined the experience we were aiming for, so we took it out, kept the single-player for that one player intact and polished it.”
Instead of continuing to ruin the experience for the single-player, Infinity Ward decided to create the Spec Ops mode of play in order to offer up the opportunity to play through certain elements of Modern Warfare 2 in a co-op atmosphere.
“But then there were moments that were really fun with two players, so we took those moments and put them in Spec Ops,” he said.
“So you can play moments directly taken from the single-player, in Spec Ops, but it’s polished towards those two players so the experience is pure. You really get the best of both worlds: you get the moments that were fun, but the moments that were shitty we took out.”
MW2 enthusiasts have less than a month to wait until they can finally get their paws on Spec Ops on November 10th.