Black Ops 2 will have "oddball" game modes to replace the popular Wager Matches from the first Black Ops games, Treyarch revealed today.
Treyarch game design director, David Vonderhaar, explained that the "gambling component" in Black Ops had been replaced by a similar mode called Party Games, which won't include wager bets.
"In Black Ops they were called Wager Matches...[but] those somewha oddball, out-of-context, just kind of fun game modes are actually going to make a fairly significant return in Black Ops 2, as what we call Party Games," explained Mr Vonderhaar.
Seeing as though Black Ops 2 won't see the return of its predecessor's CoD Points, this new mode, while similar in execution, won't include a gambling component.
"Party Games is how we think about that -- we think about them as you and I just goofing off, having some fun in this arguably slightly silly game mode."
While Treyarch showed Black Ops 2's multiplayer off at Gamescom over the past couple of days, the new Party Games weren't shown.
"We just couldn't possibly get through everything," said Vonderhaar.
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By Gaetano Prestia