Halo 4's co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, now titled "Spartan Ops" and "Infinity," respectively, have allegedly been revealed
Halo 4's co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, now titled "Spartan Ops" and "Infinity," respectively, have allegedly been revealed by a leaked Game Informer feature on NeoGAF.
The feature, which leaked on a NeoGAF thread, has a lot of information about the game's newly-titled multiplayer modes. The competitive Infinity mode will have some form of impact on the single-player campaign, which sees the treaty between humanity and the Covenant being broken by the latter party. (No surprise there. Those Covies are a shady bunch.)
Infinity will be presented as a virtual training simulator for Spartan IVs, providing some history for the struggle between Reds and Blues. The thread claims that the Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Magnum, DMR, Plasma Pistol, Shotgun, Covenant Carbine, and Sniper Rifle are all available, as is a new gun called the Assault Carbine. IGN points out that the web domain HaloInfinity.net and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.com were recently registered by Microsoft.
The game's co-op mode, Spartan Ops, will let players build complex loadouts of weapons, power-ups and armor and grenade types which they've purchased with "Spartan Points" — a new in-game currency. Obtainable power-ups include Forerunner Vision, which lets players see through walls. Sprinting won't need to be unlocked, apparently; it's an innate power for all Spartan applicants. Spartan Ops has apparently replaced Firefight, the previous Halo game's co-op component.
There's a lot more granular information in the NeoGAF post for your perusal. We've contacted 343 Industries and Microsoft for a comment on the story's legitimacy.
Update: Microsoft got back to us with a "No comment."