Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel won’t feature competitive multiplayer

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Just yesterday EA announced the release date for Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. Today it’s being reported that the game won’t feature competitive multiplayer.

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According to a report on developer Visceral Games confirmed the news to the website at a recent event, which comes as somewhat of a surprise since both the original Army of Two and Army of Two: The 40th Day featured a competitive multiplayer component.

Visceral lead designer Julien Lamoureux said, “there is no competitive multiplayer. When we took a step back and looked at what we were trying to achieve, we just figured, you know what? Let’s just put our resources into what we’re trying to do, which is a very intense co-op campaign experience.”

“We didn’t want to stretch our resources between competitive multiplayer and co-op. Whenever you start a project you have a finite amount of resources, so it’s up to you what you want to put in place. For us it was just a logic choice, and we doubled down with the quality of the campaign, versus competitive.”

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will be available on 26 March in North America and on 29 March in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Read El33tonline’s hands-on preview and exclusive interview to find out more about the game.

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