While Treyarch is gearing up for the official reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this coming May 17, it seems more info from the shooter is slowly seeping through the cracks, with today’s nugget of info seemingly bordering on megaton category.
According to Polygon’s sources “with knowledge of the project’s status,” there won’t be a Black Ops 4 campaign in the traditional sense, and that Treyarch will instead focus on multiplayer and the franchise’s Zombie mode.
The sources state that as Black Ops 4’s release date approached, it became evident that development on the Black Ops 4 single-player campaign won’t be finished on time, with another source stating that Treyarch has since poured all its focus on the multiplayer mode and in Zombies. Additionally, there’s said to be an emphasis on co-op modes being the potential stand-in for campaign.
When reached for comment, an Activision representative said that the company doesn’t comment on rumor and speculation, and that they’re looking forward to the May 17 reveal.
If this is true, then this is definitely major news as every Call of Duty entry before this has featured a full-fledged campaign. Having said that, it’s become readily apparent over the years that the franchise’s main draw has been the multiplayer, and this has only been hammered home by the series’ eSports focus.
Will this be a deal breaker for you if there’s no Black Ops 4 campaign? Or it won’t matter much given you only play multiplayer anyway?
Don’t forget to check out our latest feature where we list down the top five things we want to see in Black Ops 4.