If you were hoping to sink your teeth into another linear first-person shooter packed with enormous action set pieces when Black Ops 4 drops this year, well, you may not get the chance.
According to sources who spoke with Polygon, the game will not ship with a single-player campaign at all, making it the first Call of Duty game of its kind. Instead, the it will allegedly focus on multiplayer and Zombie modes.
The anonymous sources said that as the release date became closer, it was clear that the “single-player campaign wouldn’t be completed,” Polygon wrote. Whether that means it’s been scrapped altogether or will be released later as DLC isn’t clear at this stage, but one source said developer Treyarch has emphasised cooperative gameplay modes over a standard single-player campaign.
Activision has not commented on the information, but says it looks forward to revealing more on May 17. The game itself is slated for release on October 12 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
It’s kinda weird to think of a Call of Duty game outside of the usual single-player realms, but as the gaming world continues to shift more and more to multiplayer experiences, it doesn’t come as too much of a shock. Given the massive popularity of Battle Royale games at the moment, it wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve included something similar in Black Ops 4.
Either way, we’ll know more next month.