According to a sources known to Polygon, this year’s entry of the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 4, won’t include a traditional single-player campaign.
They say a shift in creative direction caused this game to be the first in the series to not include a standard story mode.
While Polygon’s sources asked to remain anonymous, they did say that as the deadline loomed for Black Ops 4 it became evident that a single-player mode wouldn’t be completed by release, as the development focus on multiplayer and Zombies mode was given a higher priority. Activision has kept their cards held close though, not offering a comment to Polygon beyond that they’re looking forward to revealing the game on May 17.
Given the rumours swirling at the moment of a Battle Royale mode being developed for Black Ops 4 by Raven Software, this could be one of the bigger design choices that killed off any chance of a traditional campaign.