Gears of War 3 Four Player Campaign Co-op Details

August 2, 2011, By Nicholas Davis

One of the most exciting experiences that will be in Gears of War 3 will be the four player co-op support. Epic Games are making sure that every player will have their own story unlike other four player co-op games to where you are a clone in the background that doesn’t necessarily tie in to the story at all.


Next-Gen had a chance to interview Rod Fergusson about the new four player co-op features and how they will tie in to the main story.

“Well, there’s a reason it took until Gear 3 to do it. There are so many challenges in trying to accommodate four players, especially the way that we do it. We didn’t want to do an army of clones; we wanted to do story-relevant characters. And so as soon as you say you’re going to do four-player co-op in the Gears world with story-relevant characters, it’s a real challenge just from the narrative side. Basically nobody goes through anything alone, they always have three witnesses. And beyond that, you have to think, ok, we’re going to have four people running around and they all want to take cover, and they all want to flank. It really causes you to have to open up the environment, and create room, and make sure all those things are available to that number of players. We’ve gone back to that Gears 1 approach to what we call ‘combat bowls’. Here’s a play space that’s big enough, and you can go explore it and do whatever you want to do because there’s room for you to do it. With four people, you can’t really restrict their movement too much.”

The Gears of War 3 campaign seems to be the best in the series. You can finish this epic conclusion to an amazing story with your three friends September 20, 2011. You can head over to Next-Gen to read the full interview with Rod Fergusson.

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