It’s been a few days since Treyarch’s big reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and people still seem to be up in arms that this sequel to the franchise will not include a traditional campaign mode. So much so that Call of Duty‘s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Robert Kostich, had to address it. Below is a quote from Kostich from a recent interview with GameSpot when talking about the criticism for the choice.
“As we go forward [through the year], fans are going to learn a lot about the story that is embedded in this game,” Kostich said. “Look, it’s not a dedicated campaign like it was in the past. We’re telling stories differently this year. We think our community is going to love this game from end to end, because it has so much to offer. The core focus of it, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem really. I think what our community is going to love at the end of the day comes down to the gameplay and the fun you have with it. And I think that’s what this game is going to have in spades. This is a little different from what we’ve done in the past.”
So even though a section of the hardcore fans are rallying against it for lacking a campaign, Kostich believes people will be intrigued enough to come check out the way they’re changing the storytelling in this one. The company has about five months to convince anyone who may have objected to it at first to come around, so we’ll see how they do at E3 and PAX West in the states when it comes to promoting all the new additions to Black Ops 4.