@NTM: So you have absolutely nothing to say to counter my points? Never mind that I already covered your rebuttal in my post by stating that concessions already had to be made to the game to make it something that is both playable as single player and co-op while offering the same story and experience. And that my point was about why people would be skeptical of being told that "we added co-op to sell more copies and for there to be a not-scary optional way to play the game."
But I guess that's what I get for trying to hold a discussion with someone that resorts to insulting people in their very first post in a topic.
All of your points were assumptions and none could hold water under light scrutiny. What's you first one...the game will either still be too scary or it will have to be changed, and because coop simply won't change anything? There is no middle ground? Just not possible for you to imagine in your brain, that playing the same experience with your friend will make something less scary? No, it simply won't, and that's a fact, therefore the points by the EA marketing spokesperson must be wrong, because you know.
Yeah, talking to you would be a real discussion, I bet.
So you pick one thing to go after and ignore the rest? By golly. Let's see how a discussion would work anyway.
You say that I believe in only two possible outcomes for how the horror factor works. And yes, I did only give two possible options because those are the two most likely outcomes. It is possible it will be less scary, but still scary enough. But what's 'scary enough'? And does it offer drastically enough of a difference between just watching someone else play the game? And what if you're playing the game with someone who is equally terrified of playing a horror game to the point of being completely unable to play it alone? I think there are too many variables to simply say that "adding co-op will fix all horror problems for all people interested in a scary game but that don't actually like being scared by scary games." Adding co-op won't magically make everyone that was too scared by the game, but still somewhat interested in the game, be totally ok with the level of horror in the game alone if you leave the horror level completely untouched. Not because it won't make it not scary enough for them or it will remain to scary, but because some segment of those people will simply have already moved on and just accepted that it's not a series for them. I even said it's entirely possible that they can pull it off later on and that it's possible that the horror level of the game will remain intact while the co-op works for the people that want a less scary experience. But if you're completely incapable of seeing why people are worried about news like this, especially after the already rocky reception to the E3 trailer/demo, then you're not trying very hard to see why people are concerned.