During our interview with Infinity Ward, we asked the developer how the crafting system works, and how many different weapons will be available for it. Here’s what Jordan Hirsch, Multiplayer Project Director for Infinite Warfare, had to say:
PSLS: Describe the crafting system a little bit more.
Jordan: The crafting system is really actually pretty simple. While you play the game, you’re earning salvage, which is the crafting currency. So you’ll play the game. If you win, you’ll get a little bit more. It’s mostly tied to the amount of time you’ve played. So you’ll get that crafting currency, and then you’ll go into our armory, which will have a list of all of the base weapons, and all of the rare prototype weapons. So you can select the weapon you want to craft, hit a button, and craft it. (More rare weapons) will take more crafting currency to unlock.
PSLS: How many different weapons will be in this crafting system?
Jordan: In the crafting system, right now I believe we have a little over 80 weapons. We have some plans to add some more in the future.
Given how the Black Market stuff works in Black Ops 3 now, it wouldn’t surprise me if Infinite Warfare followed a similar sort of model. Question is, will the fans like it?
Are you concerned at all on Infinite Warfare’s crafting system and how it can potentially upset the game’s balance? Or are you glad that it’s in the game to further deepen the progression and customization options?
Stay tuned for our full interview with Infinity Ward set to hit the site this week.