DmC: Devil May Cry won’t be getting co-op, Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades has stated, following quotes from Capcom US producer Alex Jones that suggested it could be a consideration for future games in the series.
Speaking with IGN, Jones said, “I’m not even going to tease you. We’re not doing co-op for reasons that are purely narrative; like we wanted to tell the story of Dante and to have to account for another person on that journey would have an impact on the narrative.”
Jones added, “DmC is the sort of game where you want to hoard all the enemies to yourself in order to get your ranking up,” Jones continued, “so if you’re having to fight with the person that you’re theoretically co-operating with it would just create a skewed set of priorities.”
“At some point in the future, if we can figure out a way to solve that then maybe; but for this one you’re going it alone as Dante”, Jones concluded.
UPDATE: Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades has debunked the possibility of co-op in DmC via Twitter. Antoniades said, “We did no such thing! Co-op has never been planned past, present or future. Sorry!”
VG247 also interviewed Jones at gamescom last week, where he discussed the potential for DmC sequels.
Expect our full DmC interview tomorrow.