Gears of War 2 Four Player Co-op Confirmed (Updated)


Microsoft has told IGN that Bleszinski says "co-op's drop-in, drop-out, multiple difficulty settings for co-op players" instead of "multiple difficulty settings, four co-op players."

The Shacknews staff believes that the pause between "multiple difficulty settings" and "co-op" indicates Bleszinki meant four, not for, especially given his past teases. However, the official stance from Microsoft is that four-player co-op is unconfirmed as of this time.

Original Story: Gears of War creator Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski has confirmed that the much-anticipated sequel will feature four-person cooperative play.

During a video interview with GameSpot, he revealed that the game will feature "four co-op players," which he further specified to be "drop in, drop out."

The original, which hit Xbox 360 in 2006 and PC in 2007, featured local and online two-person co-op play along with an eight-player online deathmatch mode.

Bleszinski had teased the feature earlier in the week, but at the time declined a confirmation.

Gears of War 2 is slated to arrive on Xbox 360 this November. For more on the sequel, check out our impressions of CliffyB's presentation.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    May 16, 2008 11:50 AM

    "Despite rumors running rampant over the Internet that say otherwise, we've just received confirmation from a Microsoft representative that no announcement has yet been made in regard to Gears of War 2 having four-player co-op play. The rumor started because of a video interview in which Cliff Bleszinski -- Creative Director at Epic Games -- stated, "Co-op's drop-in, drop-out, multiple difficulty settings for co-op players." That's where people got a bit confused. In the interview Cliffy B. puts an odd emphasis on "for co-op players" making it sound like a confirmation for "four co-op players." See the difference? One is a number, the other is not."
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      May 16, 2008 11:53 AM

      greyest game's like they looked at every texture in the game and said "hey this isn't grey" then desaturated it...

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      May 16, 2008 12:56 PM

      So IGN is wrong again, is that the news?

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      May 16, 2008 1:10 PM

      Oh well. I guess there is still Resistance 2 to get your co-op fix if 2 player co-op doesn't end up being enough for people.

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