The lights are on
In the second story for our week of multiplayer coverage we want to introduce and detail one of the largest new additions to the Halo package: the co-op mode called Spartan Ops. Broken up into seasons, these weekly doses of videos coupled with missions attempt to bring Halo fans back to the game on a regular basis, and give campaign players a reason to engage with the new narrative-focused multiplayer experience. Watch the video below to hear creative director Josh Holmes and lead Spartan Ops designer Chris Haluke explain the new mode and how they hope it will offer an inviting entrance into the integrated multiplayer world of Halo 4.
To learn more about Halo 4, click on the link to enter our content-filled hub below. For more on both competitive and cooperative Halo 4 multiplayer, don't miss our hands-on impressions of the game, on the way this Friday.
Email the author Ben Hanson, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
I'll post this in its own comment so hopefully people do see:
1. Spartan Ops is not Spec Ops, the name is a placeholder that 343i gave when describing it, saying the closest thing to it is Spec Ops as co-op missions.
2. However they're very different, Spartan Ops is a free episodic co-op mission arc that features five different missions a week and cutscenes that help to show the story behind the UNSC Infinity (Also not a bad name, It describes the biggest ship in the UNSC fleet which has a holo-deck capable of an infinite number of scenarios)
3. For those who keep asking, the service of Spartan Ops is completely free, this isn't some CoD ELITE thing.
4. For those who say 'But what if I miss an episode', apparently it's on the cards that you can replay all previous episodes, which of course fixes that issue.
If there's anything else, please comment and I'll try to answer as best I can
Sounds great to me. Bummed to hear that Firefight will not be back though.
Screw the haters! I'm excited for Halo 4 and the new Spartan Ops feature. I love that they our "online" character is the same across both Spartan Ops and multiplayer. Can't wait to see how a this multiplayer will play out. I'm excited for it!
Pre-ordered yesterday, November can't come soon enough
I think its cool.
I am glad that they are making changes to the multiplayer to keep it fresh and new, but I have a little bit of skepticism about Spartan Ops. Depending on how it works out, I hope that it is not just a series of missions where you do the same thing over and over again, like clear out the enemies here and do it again over there. Having variety in these missions would do great. I also want to know if there will be anymore space missions like in Halo Reach. It would be amazing in both campaign and Spartan Ops, as they both deal with the ship and traversing between it and the planet.
Sounds like an incredible idea. I'm glad to hear that co-op will be more than the typical wave based survival mode that we see so much in shooters.
Hmm I hope this is fun.
wonder how long they will release it
Really looking forward to this. Spartan Ops sounds awesome.
Name...lame...idea..awsome....will it be good...probaly...will people care...maybe....will people probaly go and play more mindless cod...sadly....yes.