According to sources close to Polygon this years entry in the Call of Duty franchise will not include a ‘traditional single player campaign’. Instead the game will feature increased emphasis on cooperative modes. This will come as a major disappointment to some fans who only purchase to play the latest campaign that the franchise features.
The campaigns of games such as Modern Warfare and Black Ops really helped to solidify the series as a juggernaut FPS and are very highly regarded by fans and critics alike. PC Gamer adds further fuel to the fires of this rumor by claiming that one of the new modes plugging the campaign sized hole will be Battle Royale. This makes sense in the current climate of industry trends.
The Zombies mode could also be more ‘fleshed out’ this year in order to provide more content to players. Another possibility is a mission based mode like Modern Warfare 2’s Spec Ops mode. This gen’s first Star Wars Battlefront had a similar mode with varying challenges featuring different heroes and a score system.
Speaking of Modern Warfare 2, another interesting facet of this situation is that this game is rumored to be getting remastered this year. The remaster allegedly will not feature multiplayer. Spread out across the two games Activision would have a multiplayer only and a single player only Call of Duty title releasing in 2018.
Activision responded to say they ‘Do not comment on rumor or speculation.’ For now that is all we have, Black Ops IIII (what a ridiculously stupid title that still is) gets an official reveal on May 17th. Until then stay tuned to thelootgaming.com for all the information on beloved long running FPS franchises and some brilliant reviews on top indie titles, like Hellblade!