Why Will Wolfenstein Youngblood Have Co-Op?

None of the previous Wolfenstein games had a cooperative campaign. Wolfenstein Youngblood, which was revealed during Bethesda‘s E3 press conference, will change this approach.

Wolfenstein Youngblood is going to be a standalone game from Wolfenstein II: The Old Blood (think of Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell which did not require the base game), featuring the twin daughters of B. J. Blazkowicz. The daughters have grown up and are looking for their father in the Nazi-ruled Paris.

Although since the 2014 Wolfenstein reboot, MachineGames, the franchise’s developers, have made single-player-only titles, Pete Hines, Bethesda‘s head of marketing, told VG247 that even though Wolfenstein switches to co-op at the moment, Bethesda won’t abandon single-player titles.

„We still support single-player stuff as well, or better, than pretty much anybody else out there. In UK parlance, we were laughing at everybody freaking out about single-player stuff, and that it needed to be saved. But we weren’t’ trying to say that we only want to make single-player. That’s not what our devs want to do; it’s not what we want to do – we want to do a lot of things, including single-player.

We’re going to continue to do a variety of different things, and it’s all going to be based on what our devs want to do. In the case of Wolfenstein Youngblood, it was: ‘Well, we want to do this thing where you get to play as one of BJ’s twin daughters’. We were like, ‘What’s the other one doing?’. They were like, ‘Nothing, or maybe they can be an AI companion’. ‘Well, if she’s an AI companion, could you let somebody else play the other one?

It’s co-op, but it’s the same game because if somebody’s not playing with you, it doesn’t feel dramatically different. She’s still there, whether it’s an AI or a person. It doesn’t change the experience wholesale. It’s not like it’s Skyrim and all of a sudden some dude turns up. Ultimately, as with all things, we’re interested in what our devs think,” Hines said.

Wolfenstein Youngblood will launch in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Source: WCCFTech

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