Treyarch’s Call of Duty is known for Michael Bay-esque single-player campaigns, fast-paced multiplayer where you get yelled at by 12-year-olds, and their complex zombies’ mode. One of those is about to change.
Polygon is reporting that Treyarch’s next COD titled Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will not feature a traditional single-player campaign. An Activision official had this to say regarding these rumors:
“We don’t comment on rumor and speculation. We look forward to revealing Black Ops 4 on May 17th.”
Chris Plante, the author of the Polygon article, went into further detail regarding why Treyarch decided to cut out the single-player campaign. Here is an excerpt from that article:
“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. 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.”
The most important thing to do is to take this news with a grain of salt. Like Activision has stated, we won’t know any concrete information until Treyarch unveils more footage May 17th. That being said, this report makes sense considering the popular rumor that Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will feature a Battle Royale mode.
What do you think about this report? Are these single-player campaigns something you still look forward to or are you glad that Treyarch is (reportedly) focusing more on multiplayer and zombies? Are you interested in a Battle Royale mode for COD? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow us here at The Nerd Stash for the best coverage of all of the latest news, reviews, and anything else Nerd Culture has to offer.