According to sources with knowledge of the project status there will not be a Single Player story mode in the upcoming Call of Duty Game. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is tipped to be out later this year and fans believed they were going to get the regular Call of Duty treatment. This meaning that they would get the three staples of the franchise:
- Single Player Campaign mode
- Zombies mode
- Online Multiplayer
The sources who wanted to remain anonymous stated that Treyarch had decided to focus more on the multiplayer aspect of the game as well as working more on the ever popular Zombies mode in the game.
This is a slightly sad step forward in my opinion as some of the single player campaigns that Call of Duty has had over the years have been some of the best gamers have ever experienced. Some gamers still get teary eyed today thinking about the times their favourite characters were killed off. However these single player campaigns can come under much more fire and much more scrutiny than the multiplayer for its excessive violence. We all remember the ‘No Russian’ mission that was in Modern Warfare 2 which came under huge flack for its excessive violence.
As the franchise progressed the game gave a lot more time to the multiplayer as opposed to the campaign. This could be the first iteration of the Call of Duty franchise that doesn’t have a campaign mode at all. How times have changed.
The tagline for Black Ops 4 is “Forget what you know” This could be in relation to the game or it could be towards the game as a whole. Forget what you know Call of Duty or Black Ops for.
There will however be a Call of Duty campaign released this year that you can sink your teeth into. By that I mean a remaster of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign. This actually makes a whole lot of sense as Charlie Intel has reported that the MW2 remaster will not have a multiplayer element to it.
I am sure we will find out more about this come the reveal on 17th May and probably some addition information will be announced at E3.
Kotaku also spoke to the sources who have leaked this potential rumour and they were told that to fill the gap left by the missing single player campaign there will be a battle royale mode. We all know that at the moment Battle Royale is the king of the multiplayer and it is of no surprise that Call of Duty plans to make its own version of it as well.
I am not sure how well this will work and whether it will be able to compete with the big games that are dominating everyones time at the moment. We will have to wait and see how it goes and what gets announced on 17th May.
Would you like to see a Call of Duty Battle Royale mode or would you prefer they keep the single player campaign? Let us know.