News has emerged that Vigil Games originally wanted Darksiders 2 to be four player co-op.
The news comes from IncGamers had an interview with Darksiders 2 lead designer, Haydn Dalton, who said that the team had initially wanted the first Darksiders to be a four player co-op game, but the same is for the second outing, the idea of four player co-op is still there.
Here is what Dalton had to say:
“Originally, Vigil wanted to do a four player co-op game,” said Dalton. “Realistically, though, we didn’t have much console experience and it was a whole new genre for us. So instead we went down the less risky route and focused on a single one of them.
“With the second game we thought of doing some form of co-op, but that was still very risky. Plus, people liked what we did with the first game and we didn’t want to take that away from them. I guess we’ll find out when [Darksiders 2] comes out whether they still like it [Laughs].”
When asked whether the idea of a four player co-op Darksiders is still something that interests the team, Dalton said:
“Absolutely. I don’t think there’s anyone here that likes Darksiders and doesn’t like the idea of causing destruction with three buddies.
“The puzzles would have to change quite a lot, because we design them with a single person’s perspective in mind. Co-op puzzles would be a whole new challenge for us, and how the game would work if someone decided that they wanted to play by themselves.”
So what do you think? Do you think Darksiders should get four player co-op in a future title? I certainly think so! Running around causing mass destruction as Death, War, Fury and Strife certainly is appealing.
Darksiders 2 is out on the 21st August 2012.