In an recent interview, Treyarch senior producer Yale Miller has stated that future Call of Duty iterations may include single-player campaigns.
Fans were worried that single-player absence in Black Ops 4 may have been an example of a new series trend for Call of Duty, but Miller sought to allay these fears in his Daily Star interview at the Community Day reveal event in Los Angeles:
“[The single player mode] is only missing at this moment in time. I really think with every game we make, we finish that title and then we ask ‘what is it fans are gonna love the most?’ If that’s another traditional campaign, then we’ll make another traditional campaign. But right now, for what our goals were for Black Ops 4, it was just [multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout] that we were focused on.”
With AAA gaming quickly becoming enveloped in the “games as a service” mantra, Black Ops 4 appears to be the first in many multiplayer-focused titles to streamline their efforts. With Infinity Ward’s and Sledgehammer Games’s interpretations of Call of Duty to come, Miller appears to have hinted that these projects may not eschew the traditional narratives in the way Treyarch has for the upcoming release.
Black Ops 4 releases on October 12 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.