In an effort to give Call of Duty players more freedom, Treyarch has revealed that all levels of the game's campaign will be accessible when the game ships this November.
"[This new feature] gives players the flexibility to consume the content how they want," Jason Blundell, the director and manage of Call of Duty campaigns at Treyarch, told Eurogamer. "The unlocking level system is an archaic mentality we've had since we did bedroom development back in the day - you do this, then go on to the next one. Consumers and game players in general are far more mature these days. There are so many things vying for our interests today. It's about, how do they want to consume it? Maybe they put it down on level two, and then they're in work the next day, and some guy says, 'dude, you've got to check out level four!' And he's like, 'okay, I'll have a quick look.' That's totally fine. I think it's their choice."ns what's happening in the franchise.
Considering Activision's blunder that led to Blops 3's campaign being nixed on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it looks like the publisher isn't concerned with singleplayer campaigns any more. That's a shame considering how good the trailers have been, especially the game's reveal trailer all those months ago.
The bottom line here is that campaigns are important, and they form a complete picture when complimented with multiplayer. Now that things are changing and publishers are intent on hitting it big time after time with sure-fire sales, it looks like campaign might eventually just be phased out. I mean really, you wouldn't skip to the last episode of a Netflix show would you? It's strange to see Treyarch make this move, and hopefully it's not an indicator that singleplayer is actually dead.