Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will not feature competitive multiplayer, Visceral Games has confirmed.

“When we took a step back and looked at what we were trying to achieve, we just figured ‘You know what? Let’s just put our resources into what we’re trying to do, which is a very intense co-op campaign experience’,” said lead designer Julien Lamoureux at a recent event for the shooter.

“Whenever you start a project you have a finite amount of resources, so it’s up to you what you want to put in place. For us it was just a logic choice, and we doubled down with the quality of the campaign, versus competitive.”

Both the original Army of Two and Army of Two: The 40th Day featured a competitive multiplayer mode.

Visceral is not alone in making such a call: developer 4A Games recently dropped multiplayer from the upcoming Metro Last Light.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is out March 29, 2013 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.