A new set of details have been revealed for the Spec Ops mode in Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer’s upcoming first-person shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
A favourite from Modern Warfare 2, Spec Ops is a co-operative mode set around various missions with various objectives. In Modern Warfare 3, Spec Ops will sport a new ranking system, an online matchmaking system and leaderboards. As well as Spec Ops, MW3 will feature a new Survival Mode, based around the game’s multiplayer maps.
One of the game’s Survival Mode maps, “Dome”, was detailed. It seems like a standard survival mode affair, with players starting out fighting against unlimited waves of soldiers, with some attack dogs, suicide dogs, kamikaze soldiers and juggernauts thrown into the mix as rounds progress.
Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward hope it will entice new players to move on form the single-player mode into the game’s robust multiplayer modes, while providing something that hardcore fans of the previous games will love.
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. – Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist.
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. 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. – Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey.
Modern Warfare 3 is due to be released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 8th 2011.