Doom to Feature Co-op Only in Custom Maps
Custom single-player campaigns to function more as playlists than true stories.
Looking to saddle up with a partner for id Software’s upcoming reboot of Doom? You’ll have to stick to custom maps for the same since executive producer Marty Stratton has confirmed at this past weekend’s QuakeCon that the main campaign mode will not support co-op.
However, this doesn’t mean there won’t be any co-op play at all. It will just have to be in custom maps created through SnapMap, which is the modding tool used for Doom. It won’t quite be a proper campaign per se either.
When asked by PC Gamer if SnapMap could create single-player campaigns, Stratton said, “Yes. In a sense. 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.”
This may change before the game’s release though as Stratton says, “This is probably something we’ll think about for future iterations.” So a fully featured custom campaign could be on the horizon yet.
Doom is in development for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and will be out in Q1/Q2 2016.