Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be the first entry in the multi-million selling shooter franchise not to include a traditional single-player campaign when it launches this fall, according to sources at Polygon.
The site claims that the Treyarch-developed sequel will eschew a traditional campaign in favour of expanding the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes, which to be fair are probably the areas where most gamers spend their hours in Call of Duty nowadays. In addition, separate sources at Kotaku have not only backed up these claims, but also state that Black Ops 4 will feature a Battle Royale mode.
Apparently, as development progressed on the military shooter it became apparent that a traditional campaign would not be completed in time for launch. As such, the source added that Treyarch is instead putting greater emphasis on cooperative modes as a possible replacement.
Not much is known about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at present, although publisher Activision will be hosting a dedicated reveal event on May 17, so we won't have to wait long to find out more.
In related news, it's been rumoured that the publishing behemoth will be releasing a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 this year, albeit without the signature multiplayer component.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 12.