Some additional info from that same tipster stated that Activision believed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s campaign was ‘too out there’ and ‘outlandish’ and cancelled it to let Treyarch focus on MP and Zombies.
Polygon has reported that sources have told them that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a traditional single player campaign mode, rather Treyarch is focusing on MP and Zombies for this year’s game, set to launch on Friday, October 12.
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.
Polygon reached out to Activision, and Activision stated, “We don’t comment on rumor and speculation. We look forward to revealing Black Ops 4 on May 17th.”
This would be the first Call of Duty game in history to not have a campaign mode. Every Call of Duty game since Call of Duty’s start in 2003 has had a story line.
Activision is expected to reveal the details on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at a reveal event on May 17.