You would think that a game with such popularity as Battlefield 3 would have an option that will allow you to play local co-op with some split-screen, this way your friends can come over and play right alongside you. But unfortunately that won’t be the case as Battlefield 3’s developer DICE has confirmed that the game will feature only online multiplayer.
In a conversation with Eurogamer, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said “”No, you have to be online to do it” when asked about the potential for local multiplayer. This strange non-local co-op mode trend has grown significantly over the past few years, with the most recent violator being Call of Juarez: The Cartel, which was focused significantly around co-op playing… but only online. What are your thoughts as to why this has become so prevalent?