Horror is often an experience better had with a buddy, be they someone you can hide behind when the scares get too real, or someone to back you up when the blood is flying high. But it’s not something that the new Doom will be embracing, with its campaign being completely single-player. There won’t be any drop-in co-op here.
Talking to PC Gamer at QuakeCon, executive producer Marty Stratton explained that while co-op wasnt being developed by id Software themselves, players could create a cooperative game themselves using the SnapMap tools.
“In a sense [you can make a co-op campaign]. You create a level experience, and then to create a campaign-type thing you would link those [levels] together in, like, a playlist.”
“You wouldn’t necessarily carry weapons from one level to the next. The author could set it up knowing you have this set of weapons as you go into this next component. It’s little bit more like a playlist,” explained Stratton.
A playlist doesn’t quite make a seamless campaign, but with the SnapMap tools still in development things could change before the game’s release. “This is probably something we’ll think about for future iterations,” said Stratton.