Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia spilled the beans on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Zombies Mode to Official PlayStation Magazine UK, saying that the popular co-op mode has expanded and focused on for the sequel to 2010's Black Ops. Lamia says that Zombies has even been put inside of the game's multiplayer engine. Doing this will allow them to make Zombies Mode bigger and better. Twice as big, apparently, which will allow the mode to support 8-player co-op instead of just four, which opens the door for even more game modes.
“There are actually new modes,” says Lamia. “There’s classic mode that you guys are used to but there are going to be new modes. [Twice as many co-op players] introduces some interesting new gameplay modes. Perhaps you can think of some team game modes where there might be fun to be had?”
It seems like Zombies is going to be more important than ever, and not just a third mode to kill time between campaign and multiplayer.
“There’s a lot there. It’s its own game mode. There’s a totally new creative fiction. We’re going for it this time on zombies.”