DICE Product Manager Tommy Ryding revealed some details concerning Battlefield 3’s co-op mode today via the PlayStation Blog.
Ryding says that co-op was designed to be a blend of the single-player campaign’s narrative and the “open-ended action from multiplayer.”
According to Ryding, team work is not forced upon players but will ultimately be more beneficial to adapt. The missions themselves will take place in the same world as the campaign but follow unique events, while taking the role of soldiers that are not a part of any particular armed forces. In co-op, one players may take control of a helicopter while the other one shoots, or both will have to work in tandem to take out enemies, as an example.
One of the missions that DICE and EA have demonstrated is the Exfiltration mission, which was shown at GamesCom 2011, that has players trying to extract an informant named El Zakir. Upon entering a building and getting him out, players will then need to escort him to the city before getting into two vehicles and manning the top-mounted machine guns. It goes further from there but DICE says that’s just a taste of what’s to come.
Ryding also reiterated that the open beta is set to be released in September.