Discarding campaign mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was a tough decision

Treyarch confesses that they were working on it with the intention of breaking the mold.

One of the aspects that most attracted the attention of the announcement of Black Ops 4 was the fact that it will be the first video game of the entire Call of Duty saga to not have an individual campaign to use. Obviously, such an important decision was not taken lightly and, chatting with the team of Treyarch, in 3DJuegos we could not avoid asking you about it.


"We were working on the campaign, I can tell you that," acknowledged Matt Scronce, designer of the war shooter. "But we tried from the beginning to get it out of the way. For example, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 did well in that area. With it we tried to raise people's expectations of a story mode by incorporating co-op for four players, and many other things that that campaign offered to differentiate itself ".


"We saw that we could do that, and we tried to take things a step further in terms of achieving something that it was not a traditional campaign. What happened is that we reached a point in development where we realized that we were not going to achieve the level of quality that is expected of us. We did not quite find what could make it fun, it is something we always look for, and we thought that the best thing for the fans was to put it aside ", admitted the person in charge of the video game." We talked a lot internally about what we could offer to the fans to time to replace history. There was a lot of passion in the studio to give the fan something in return, so there were a lot of good ideas. "


"It is clear that it was a difficult decision because the campaigns are something that we have been doing for a long time, and we have done it well. It is always a difficult decision to make, I do not want to call it throwing work overboard, but to discard and abandon a scheme that It has worked well all this time. But it is also true that we recycled quite a bit of material in the form of vehicles from previous campaigns that will be in Blackout: the battle royale mode, and we have also reused a lot of artificial intelligence work. "


"We have tried to do the best for the video game, and also the best for the fans," concluded the designer of a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that goes on sale on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 12 of 2018.



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