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No campaign co-op but 2 player split-screen will be supported in combat training and multiplayer...
While we're still in the dark about Treyarch's co-op offerings for Call of Duty: Black Ops, at least we now know what they won't be: they won't be for the main campaign.
Speaking in an interview with Gamertag Radio, Black Ops' Executive Producer, Dan Suarez stated, "There's no campaign co-op this year". Treyarch had previously pioneered campaign co-op in the CoD series with 2008's World at War.
However, Suarez did clarify that 2 players can join up locally in Black Ops' competitive multiplayer modes. "You can play split-screen on the combat training mode and on multiplayer," he said.
This means that there's still a dedicated co-op mode for Black Ops that's yet to be revealed. As TVG has reported previously, we'll bet good money that this mode has got something to do with the Iranian Embassy Siege by SAS soldiers in 1980.
Treyarch's Community Manager, Josh Olin has previously confirmed that the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Black Ops will come with four maps from CoD: World at War's Nazi Zombies mode (which will be playable co-operatively). However, he's also been quick to clarify that Black Ops's co-op component is yet to be revealed.
Suarez also spoke a little about DLC for Black Ops later in the interview, although it looks likely that this will be multiplayer focussed. "We are going to be doing downloadable content. What that content is? We haven't even dreamt that up yet to be honest.
"Single-player content is very hard," he continued. "The reason that it's very hard is that if you think of a single-player level, you're going to play it in, let's say, half an hour. You're probably not going to play it again. You'll play it once and the problem is it takes us a really long time to make a single-player level really, really good and awesome. For the time required to make the investment of making a single-player level that's only going to played for half an hour versus a map on multiplayer that may get played for hundreds of hours, it's a compromise we make."