Friday 29 September 2006
One of the best details to come out of Gears of War's X06 showing was confirmation from the game's lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, that its co-op mode would be playable over Xbox Live.
Obviously, the fantastically vicious four-on-four team deathmatch that was, again, a highlight of Gears' showtime can be played over Live - but it had previously been unclear if co-op play would only be available via split-screen or linked Xbox 360s.
Above: The opening level sees main character Marcus busted out of prison by pal Dom, perfect for co-op play
You can bring a friend into the main game at any time - they'll simply inhabit a partner being controlled by the AI in single-player - which Live support should make even more painless. It's exactly the sort of technical wizardry a 360 flagship title needs to show off, and we'll be putting it to the test when Gears locks and loads for real in November.
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