One of the major features coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the co-op enabled main campaign that will be available. Up to four players can team up to journey through the campaign for the first time ever in a Call of Duty game.
Treyarch has set its sights to achieve some serious milestones with Black Ops 3, and if you look at the three modes: competitive multiplayer, zombies and the main campaign; it’s almost like three different games have been packed into one. The move to make Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 co-op enabled was something very natural for Treyarch to do.
“We are very big online fans. We love the social aspect of our game and we believe it is best when you play with friends. We try to make it seamless and easy for players to get in and play with others. If they felt like playing a story mission in one day or maybe they decide they want to play head-to-head competitive multiplayer or zombies, it’s very easy for them to do that,” Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Director Dan Bunting told atombash.com.
The seamless nature of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s campaign will make for some very deep experiences for gamers. Treyarch is very intent on getting players matched up with other players as quick as possible, though they did not specified what elements would contribute to a player getting matched up to another player.
Another aspect of the game that fans will be curious about is whether or not AI will scale based on the number of players in a given game. If you’re playing through the story, Bunting did confirm that difficulty or AI will adjust accordingly.
“The AI system has been completely rewritten from the ground up because we had to have AI that’s more adaptive. When you have one player, you can kind of predict where they’re going to go and structure AI to be setup for that, but we had to change it because of co-op.
“Difficulty will scale, it’s much more adaptive, they are smarter, can think on their own, react to multiple players on the battlefield. There are multiple paths through each of the levels, so you can pick the level of engagement that you want to attack. It has opened up a lot of different opportunities,” Bunting said.
Call of Duty’s main campaign has continuously tried to provide more options and paths for players to progress through a story. While a linear game does need to move the player along linearly, things don’t always have to be as cut and dry, move from here to here.
Treyarch is looking to provide a slew of new experiences in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and it’ll be interesting to see how it all comes together. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch on Nov. 6 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.