DICE talk Battlefield 3 Co-op
For the first time confirmed features of the Battlefield 3 Co-op have been announced. Speaking online Tommy Rydling, product manager for the game, spoke quite in-depth about the subject; including the large and intriguing section on its difficulty. Each co-op level offers pairs to compete for the highest score with friends and those worldwide whilst being in an environment where teamwork is essential.
On all levels the difficulty will constantly be set at “high” meaning that levels are likely to be replayed over and over again. But this means that for many the level is likely to be replayed again and again; which we all know can be boring. So Battlefield 3 aim to combat this issue by creating a programme that allows each level to ”contain randomised elements to keep every play-through fresh.”
Players will have to work far more in tandem on Battlefield 3 than in many of the franchises previous titles. As Rydling explains: “One mission can have you piloting a helicopter while your friend is the gunner, for example. Other situations have one player disarming a bomb and the other one defending him. Or you can do tandem kills to avoid detection. There are also other mechanics requiring teamwork, such as spotting enemies to make large firefights easier, or the essential concept of reviving one another to avoid ending up at the game over screen.”
Missions on co-op are also going to be a lot shorter in length that on singleplayer. This is, DICE say, to allow greater competition between friends. Shorter levels will envitably mean that that you will play in more, gaining experience, learning the map and therefore improving; increasing quality.
Additionally any weapons unlocked whilst playing co-op will be available for the player on multiplayer.
“Co-op follows the same philosophy as our award-winning multiplayer game mechanics. Teamwork is practically never forced upon you, but working together will make things much easier and — more importantly — lead to victory.” Rydling concluded.