The co-founder of Bioware, a company which has gained fame in the gaming community for its excellent RPG development, had this to say when asked about cooperative play in future titles:
“Sure. We would consider it. We haven’t announced anything on that front yet, but those are interesting ideas…They could make a great gameplay experience. Whether we’ll do them or not remains to be decided.” — Ray Muzyka at 1up.com
Bioware is the company behind previous star titles such as Baldur’s Gate 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect. They released Dragon Age: Origins this month which was very well received, and Mass Effect 2 is on the way, slated to be released early next year. Cooperative play will be featured in their upcoming MMO The Old Republic, based upon ideas they created in Knights.
I hope this gets implemented as I have been a huge fan of Bioware and have most of their RPGs, but it is always a bit of a bummer to sit and play through a large and sprawling game by yourself. The worlds they so expertly craft for us are a thing to be shared with friends, and hopefully that will be an option in the near future.