Treyarch has confirmed that a 'traditional' single-player Campaign mode was never set to be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 following the 'Community Reveal Event.'
Set to release on October 12th, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has already become one of the most hyped upcoming titles of 2018 following its 'Community Reveal Event' which announced various aspects of the game for fans.
Black Ops 4 will include a redefined multiplayer mode, a new Zombies storyline, and the addition of a 'Battle Royale' mode for the first time in CoD history, however, it will be lacking a single-player Campaign mode.
Prior to the reveal event, a number of leaks from different sources stated that BO4 would not have a Campaign mode, which would allow Treyarch to focus on other modes.
Now that the rumors have been confirmed, Polygon sat down with Dan Bunting, a Treyarch studio Co-Head, to discuss the decision to leave out a true single-player experience following the major event.
"When we set out to make this game, we never started with the idea that we would make a traditional campaign [...] That was just not part of our plan. We started from a place that we were gonna make a game that across the board can be playable with friends. That’s been our mission from day one."
He later went on to mention how Black Ops 4 was specifically developed to 'expand' over time, and provide fans with countless hours of replay value for years to come.
[Black Ops 4] is built to be expandable, adaptable, [and] it’s going to evolve over time [...] We’ve gone into this knowing that we’re making a game that can be played with friends across the board and going to be played for a long time to come, many years. We learned that lesson in a big way with Black Ops 3. We didn’t necessarily build Black Ops 3 to be run like that. We just learned, evolved and adapted to run it that way. We’re still not done releasing content for that game."
We will continue to provide updates on new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 information as the community gears up for its release in October of 2018.