Unfortunately for players who wanted to experience the Dead Rising 4 campaign with a friend or with other online players, Capcom has announced that online co-op will not be featured in the game’s story mode. While Dead Rising 2 and Off The Record allowed you to play through the story with a partner, it looks like the fourth entry in the series will have you going solo.
Here’s the transcript, via Destructoid:
Yeah, we have an online four player mode. So, in the story mode, it’s a single player story mode, you’re going to play just as Frank…The four player co-op is our multiplayer mode. It’s a little bit inspired by the original Infinity mode for the old school fans.
It’s four player co-op. It takes place in the mall. You play as four survivors who are also featured in the story as well. You get a little more backstory on them, as well. You go into the mall and take part in crazy missions, trying to survive.
The structure is, the four of you start the game together, you start in a safe house; you get a load up, get some weapons, get yourself ready to go; we unlock the doors, it’s killing, mayhem, madness lots of interesting missions that take advantage of our systems…You have to get to the safe house to survive the end of the day.
While there is a separate co-op mode for friends to play together, it’s definitely a bummer that Capcom chose not to incorporate the feature into the single-player campaign.
Dead Rising 4 is set to be released for the Xbox One and PC on December 6.