Speaking to GamingLives at Gamescom, DICE's Karl Magnus Troedsson revealed that players will only be able to engage in co-op play online. He also revealed that there would be six co-operative maps to tackle at the time of the game's release, each ranging from between quarter of an hour to three quarters of an hour long.
It's a shame that Battlefield 3 won't support local co-op play, and will no doubt be another point of contention between EA and their rivals, but technical limitations and time constraints seem to have been working against DICE.
What do you think? Could this sway you in Call of Duty's favour? Or is it a negligible omission in an otherwise stellar-looking title? Have your say in the comments below.