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Black Ops 2 multiplayer changing everything: set to “challenge long held assumptions”

David Vonderhaar, game design director at Treyach as been giving out some Black Ops 2 multiplayer info. According to Vonderhaar this is the first time an installment in the series won’t, “start from where we left the last game”.

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Valenka2209d ago

Black Ops 2 multiplayer is "changing everything?" Right, and I'm the prime minister of Uzbekistan. Activision is well known for recycling the same manure and I highly doubt that's going to change any time soon, if ever.

GraveLord2209d ago

You obviously didn't see the debut trailer. The time period alone means there will be a lot of changes to the multiplayer. We already know they're changing the single player. Why would they lie about the multiplayer?

Valenka2209d ago

You obviously didn't experience the previous versions of the online multiplayer and read Activision's statements about things being different.

Prince_Dim-Lu2209d ago

Didn't take long for the COD haters to spew. As grave said, just being in 2025 alone changes everything. Read the article. Here in case you're too nervous to read it. It's not that long.

"David Vonderhaar, game design director at Treyach as been giving out some Black Ops 2 multiplayer info. According to Vonderhaar this is the first time an installment in the series won’t, “start from where we left the last game”.

Vonderhaar said, “It’s very typical to start from where you left the last game. You take everything you had from the previous game and you build from there”. This time however BLOPs 2 is taking a different route. “But that’s not what we’re doing at all,” explains Vonderhaar. “Lets take all this stuff we had and strip it down to its core. Let’s challenge these long held assumptions we’ve had about how systems work. Why does create a class work the way it does. Why do killstreaks work the way they do. Why is the unlock progression exactly the way its been before. Why do we have to start with what we had before?”

What this means is that Black Ops 2 is being built according to what’s a “well-designed gameplay system”, rather than simply building on previous installments. “Let’s challenge the assumption we have to start from the game we had before, says Vonderhaar. “Figure what’s really important to the game and keeping it simple and fast and pure and clean. Let’s get rid of some baggage. Let’s just create a really well created gameplay system period; regardless of whether we had it before.”

Hufandpuf2209d ago

"Let’s get rid of some baggage." Fuck it, I'm sold. They are addressing all the major gripes I had since MW2. I'm still gonna rent it, but for now I'm pretty surprised at what I'm hearing.