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World At War Multiplayer Revealed

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was - and still is - one of the most popular online titles in history, which is another reason why Treyarch has a small mountain to climb in order to match or surpass that excellent experience with Call of Duty: World at War. Despite going against many a gamer's wishes by returning the franchise to its traditional World War II setting, the developers have stressed, several times, that they fully understand what must be done.

The pressure is on, and they want to step up. And if they want to do that, they had best address the multiplayer and make absolutely certain it shines. According GamesIndustry.biz, Treyarch is fully prepared to make that happen, as publisher Activision has revealed details on how this new CoD entry will handle multiplayer. We will have four-player online co-op for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and the PS3/360 versions will let players come together offline for a standard split-screen battle. If you choose to work together on the Wii version, there's "a unique co-op mode for two players." Last but not least, the developers are implementing experience points for players who consistently play both competitive and cooperative online battles. The difficulty will further alter depending "on a player's experience rank and rank of the player's friends."

They've said they need to make "the best shooter possible" and that they must "redefine the genre" if they wish to satisfy CoD fans. After Modern Warfare, that's probably true, but it's good to see the devs sticking to their vow as best they can. So far, anyway.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War

6/23/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Deleted User []
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 11:00:03 AM
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Even if they make a game as good as CoD4, the WWII atmosphere will make sure it isn't as good as it could be in a different era.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 12:12:10 PM

100% true

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Minishmaru
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 2:01:21 PM
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bulocks!if thats even how you spell it. They can TRY to make it the "best shooter possible" but I have a hard time putting my faith into them. I'll stay a little optimistic for them tho...just for the sake of CoD...gah ww2 tho man

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StrategicGnomer
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 2:39:29 PM
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*bollox* :P But yea, it will have to be freakin revolutionary to change my opinion on them taking it to WW2

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StrategicGnomer
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 2:40:48 PM
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Maybe if you could punch hitler in the face, that might make it a game worth buying lol

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Zapix
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 3:02:50 PM
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They're going to have to do more than make the game REALLY good to convince me. Yeah, been convinced into GTA4 and MGS4, but this is a WW2 based game... I heard enough of WW2 back in high school 15 years ago, I'm sure they'll make a good game out of it, but as most people say... Stop with the world war 2 stuff! Secondly, while I know it's just a game, WW2 was a bloody, disgusting war... A real world tragedy if I might say... Making entertaining out of it over and over again is kinda... Wrong. Heck, why not make a real world game based on the Vietnam war, or more currently, in Afgahnistan and Iraq. Again, it's only a game, but it would be no different than making a game on the war in Iraq. Just 'popular opinion' would be against it. WW2 is a beaten horse, so at that... bah at cod5

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Schmitty
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 4:47:18 PM
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yawn

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Loogs
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 5:20:53 PM
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I am SICK of fighting in a gloomy war-torn Europe and battling with the same antique weapons. I would be more interested in a game called Call of Duty: Tribal Conflict in which the players have rocks, spears, and the newly fashioned wheel to defend their caves from other tribes and to hunt mammoths and tigers with! Treyarch is unbelievably lazy, most likely recycling the same WWII source material from previous works. Something UNORIGINAL is NOT going to REDEFINE THE GENRE - What are they thinking?!

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shaydey77
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 6:14:40 PM
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As im not a COD fan this really doesnt bother me all that much..but the way i look at it is if they are going to make a statement like that about a WW2 game its still going to be class...i agree with loogs though..maybe throw in a few newer weapons too..or drive more vehicles and fly more planes and stuff..thatd be cool.

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ceedot
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:30:40 AM
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world war 2 sucks. I hate games with all old guns and technology. Call of Duty 4 was (do I dare say it?) crap enough, i won't even bother with this one.

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ceedot
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:30:41 AM
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world war 2 sucks. I hate games with all old guns and technology. Call of Duty 4 was (do I dare say it?) crap enough, i won't even bother with this one.

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giant123
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 3:56:32 PM
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call of duty 4 redeifned the arcade shooter genre in my opinion

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Laguna
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 5:29:40 PM
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well, if COD5 is good than i may get it for Splitscreen offline...offline splitscreen is hard to come by these days..

anyone else notice this?

Many shooters and Racing series that held offline splitscreen the past have them mysteriously axed in their latest installments...(unreal Tournament 3, Burnout Paradise)

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Xplicit
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 6:39:06 PM
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yeah people today like to play either games set in the present or games from the future, also the WWII scene will have a bad impact on the weapons and equipment.

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