No Co-Op and No Multiplayer for Batman: Arkham City
You won’t be taking on Two-Face with a human companion in Batman: Arkham City, so there won’t be any arguments over who gets to play as Robin this fall, according to Rocksteady studio director Sefton Hill.
Rumors have been circulating about the possibility of multiplayer in the Arkham Asylum follow-up — it seems a prerequisite that all successful single-player games get multiplayer in their sequels (although I do enjoy Dead Space 2‘s online play). Hill started his interview with IGN by saying unequivically that his team has been focusing solely on the single-player campaign of the game.
“Our thought process behind this was fairly simple: when we investigated adding multiplayer we asked, ‘If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single player, would that deliver a better overall game?’
“With the game now coming to the final stages, I can honestly say it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we’d have added multiplayer.”
Sounds good to me.