Halo 3 will have online co-op. Better yet, it will have online co-op for up to four players. And it will support that functionality through the entire campaign.
It’s official. From Bungie. Seriously.
Acting as a team is a fantastic new twist to the Campaign gameplay — something that works as well on foot, in close confines as it does on the battlefield, with large scale vehicle mayhem. Scared of Jackal snipers? Send out a scout to see what dangers lie ahead. Terrified of an open field? Flank your enemies and swipe their rides. The combinations and scenarios are endless — and you’ll be able to enjoy them time and time again in Saved Films of your co-op exploits.
Last week I opened up a can of opinion and got a horrible case of hate-mail heartburn. Why? Because I called Bungie out for not committing to online co-op as of last week. And lo, though the fanboys came out in droves and spake as much “l337 speak” as their feeble minds knew, I came out unscathed.
And today, with official confirmation of Halo 3 supporting four-player online co-op, I’ve got to send a big “thanks, and it’s about time” Bungie’s way. “Thanks” for pushing the Halo 3 features envelope, and “it’s about time” for finally deciding you were going to include online co-op.
Halo 3, in this editor’s opinion, has now reclaimed its title on DailyGame as “most anticipated shooter of Q3 2007.” Halo 3 and four-player online co-op…. Sure sounds to us like a recipe for success.