Speaking with Eurogamer, Treyarch confirmed that each of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s campaign missions will be fully unlocked from the get-go.
That means, technically, that gamers can skip right to the game’s last single-player campaign mission rather than playing through its story.
Campaign and Zombies mode Director Jason Blundell, explained why Treyarch is allowing this.
“It gives them the flexibility to consume the content how they want, 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,” Blundell said.
“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.”
Bundell asserted that Black Ops III‘s campaign has more to it than its ending.
“The way the story is constructed, it’s more than just the end moment,” he said. “I’m sure there are many films and other media types where you could read the last page, or see the last minutes, but really you’ve got to experience all of the other stuff to truly enjoy it.”
None of this matters for those playing on last-gen, of course — those iterations of Black Ops III won’t have a single-player campaign.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be available from 6 November on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
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