A New Co-Op Experience May Replace the Typical Campaign
Call of Duty Black Ops IV will ship without a single-player campaign, sources say. Someone close to the project claimed that the developer cannot craft the usual single-player experience by the launch date.
According to Polygon sources, who have chosen to stay anonymous, developer Treyarch’s new creative direction entails a Call of Duty absent the usual single-player mode. When they reached out to Activision, they offered the following reply: “We don’t comment on rumor and speculation. We look forward to revealing Black Ops 4 on May 17th.”
With the release date nearing, according to another source, it became evident that Treyarch could not deliver single-player in their allotted time. Instead, additional resources will be poured into the expansion of multiplayer and zombies. If there is indeed no single-player for Black Ops IV, we are left to speculate on the exact reasoning. Whatever innovation/changes the devs are planning, it may be that a new, robust multiplayer required the sacrifice of a traditional campaign. Or it may be that new co-op integration has overtaken the theatrical portion of the IP.
As always, I recommend taking the news with a grain of salt. Come May, we’ll know for certain whether Call of Duty Black Ops IV will be the first series installment without a single-player campaign. Considering how unprecedented that sounds, let us know your thoughts. Would you lament the game mode’s absence? Comment down below. If you’d like to see our list of hypotheticals that could lead to a better reception of Black Ops IV, check our article: 12 Ways Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Can Blast Into Red Dead Redemption 2’s Market Share.