As a result, the team made a decision to shift focus toward the multiplayer and Zombies modes that have defined the subseries since it began in 2010. "We look forward to revealing Black Ops 4 on May 17th", Activision said in a statement to Polygon.
With the release date nearing, according to another source, it became evident that Treyarch could not deliver single-player in their allotted time. They claim that they've heard from a source as well, and that source is saying that a Battle Royale Mode is coming to Call of Duty: Black IIII. Every Call of Duty game since Call of Duty's start in 2003 has had a story line.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 may feature a battle royale mode instead of a single-player campaign, new reports suggest. Instead, additional resources will be poured into the expansion of multiplayer and zombies. Of note, Raven Software published a tweet last month that hinted at a future announcement that could involve Black Ops 4. One thing that does make us raise our brow at this report, and the only reason we are reporting it despite it clashing with our own, is that when Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was first announced, there was a large emphasis on "forget what you know".
According to Polygon, sources connected to Black Ops 4 development have stated that progress on the game's single-player wouldn't be complete by the time it launched.
As of right now, Activision has yet to comment stating that they do not entertain speculation.