Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have a traditional single player campaign, according to a recent report from Polygon, what’s more, other reports suggest the game will also have a battle royale mode.
While we know of the existence of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 what we don’t know is whether the game will follow on from the story left behind in Black Ops 2, or forge its own story similar to Black Ops 3. However according to a bunch of recent reports that won’t matter as the game will likely focus solely on multiplayer gameplay.
A recent report from Polygon, confirmed by sources at Kotaku, states that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not contain a traditional single player campaign. The reason for this might seem surprising too; rather than choosing to focus solely on multiplayer, it seems Treyarch, the developers for this year’s entry, didn’t have enough time for a single player campaign.
“The sources, who asked for anonymity, said that as Black Ops 4’s release date approached, it became evident that development on the single-player campaign wouldn’t be completed,” reads the report. “One source said Treyarch has since focused Black Ops 4’s development on expanding multiplayer and the series’ popular Zombies mode. The source described an emphasis on cooperative modes as a potential stand-in for the typical single-player campaign experience.”
This would make Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 the first Call of Duty game in history to not have a single player mode (though the Xbox 360 / PS3 version of Black Ops 3 was multiplayer only due to the console’s limitations at the time).
To add to this, both CharlieIntel and Kotaku have confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will contain a battle royale mode that’s being developed by Raven Software.
If these reports are indeed legitimate, this year’s Call of Duty will be one that may set presidents for future Call of Duty titles, and really, who spends much time on the game’s campaigns anyway?