Mike Schramm from Joystiq has some information about Modern Warfare 3‘s Spec Ops Survival mode:
Where to begin? Survival can be played online with a buddy, of course, or split screen local, or even solo (where it’s just you against the incoming troops). The basic goal, again, is just to survive as long as possible. But as you play this match, you earn money (actual virtual dollars, not COD points as in Black Ops multiplayer) that you can then spend at a series of in-map stores. After the first match, a gun store opens up, and then a few matches later, an equipment store appears, and finally an “air support” store shows up as well.
Interesting concept I suppose. But I guess I don’t understand. To me “survival” mode is never ending, you play as long as you survive. So what goes he mean when he says “next match.” Whenever you die? Seems confusion.
Spec Ops in Modern Warfare 2 was very similar to a survival mode-type game to me because you face increasingly difficult waves of enemies and there was certainly increasing difficulty along with it.
I don’t know how excited I am about this, but I guess it’s different.