Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops co-op mode is receiving particular focus for the approaching follow up, co-developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer have announced. This time around Spec Ops for MW3 will be a real third game mode.
In addition to a new progressive ranking system, online matchmaking system and leaderboards, there's even a brand new Survival Mode that plays out on the game's multiplayer maps, instead of on the single player levels as in MW2.
"All that stuff really fleshes out Spec Ops and adds in a lot that we know our fans are going to love, some of the most addictive aspects of Multiplayer," Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling told USA Today.
It may sound just like a standard survival mode, with you needing to fight off limitless waves of enemies. On the "Dome" map detailed, they move on from attack dogs, to suicide bomber dogs, to kamikaze soldiers, to juggernauts as the round progresses. Yes, there are juggernauts returning from the previous games; there will be several different types of them, too.
The creators wish the improvements will make Spec Ops the best way for reluctant users to graduate from single player towards the game's full multiplayer modes. "There's such hard-core players out there in the online community and you hear all the stories about the eight-year-olds, 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds swearing and ruining the experience," said Sledgehammer's Michael Condrey.
"With Spec Ops, you can really get in there and hone your skills in a more confined environment. I think it's a little more of an easy entry. I don't have as much time as I did when I was 20 to be honing my twitch skills, but this certainly gives me a venue to experiment."
Announced recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 arrives for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 8th November. There's no plans in works for a Wii version. We are expecting to get more news about MW3 at the E3 Expo in June.