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Friday, April 20, 2018

God of War Ending Explained

At this point we are way past the argument whether to call it God of War 4 or just simply God of War as its developers intended for us to do, because Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive did a great job with their semi-reboot of the series with a completely different era for Kratos. The overall setting is changed, gameplaying style has been revamped and a secondary character added to the fold for an all-new take.

Not only Kratos and his son Atreus goes up against gods and mystical characters, we see some deep character bonding among them two. That's a nice way to appeal your game to a newer generation, who will come to appreciate the series the same as veteran fans who grew up playing the previous installments. If you think God of War is just a button-mashing title then prepare to change your opinion very soon. The game did not receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from all over for nothing.

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God of War Ending Explained

According to Creative Director Cory Barlog, God of War will take 25-35 hours of your time to complete. So, our friendly advice is that you should go and play the game before you advance any further because we are about to go spoiler-filled discussion from here on. If you still go any further, just remember that you have been warned.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR GOD OF WAR.

Years have passed since he slew the Olympian gods, Kratos now has changed. He is out for a journey with his son to pay final respects to his wife and Atreus’ mother Faye, who wanted her ashes to be spread from top of tallest mountain among Nine Realms. Before they could embark their perilous journey, they are met by a “Stranger” who starts a fight with Kratos. Soon enough, it is revealed that he feels no pain, which makes him practically invincible and he happens to be a Norse god.

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Baldur, The Stranger

Throughout the entire game, this guy keeps interrupting Kratos and his boy in their quest and it turns out he is a son of Odin named Baldur. There is also a witch who helps around the father-son duo in their journey throughout for some mysterious reason. Her name is Freya and she is another character from Norse mythology we will know more in a bit. It was the time when Kratos and his son go to see Freya for resurrecting Mimir’s head when we learn that she too, is a god.

Mimir requests the God of War to kill him as he was being tortured by Odin himself and Freya is his wife. Also, she happens to be the mother of Baldur, who is unkillable because of a spell his mother cast on him so that nothing from Earth can harm him except one; mistletoe. The spell also took his ability to feel anything at all, which is the sole reason why he picks up fight with Kratos so that he can finally feel pain and die.

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The Death of Baldur

Atreus had some special mistletoe arrows in his possession that he received from blacksmith Sindri as a gift. Freya saw those when resurrecting Mimir and instantly frightened for Baldur's life. This is because, her son can be killed with these arrows, which she wanted to avert anyhow and demanded that Atreus burn them all. However, burning mistletoe arrows did not stop the inevitable at all in the end. Baldur was actually after Faye who was from Jotunheim and he ended up mistakenly attacking them because they were carrying her ashes.

In his final encounter with them, the spell on Baldur is broken when he is hit by a mistletoe arrow from Atreus. Upon defeating him, Kratos spared his life when Atreus convinced him to do so but an enraged Baldur then confronts his mother Freya. For cursing his life by trying to interfere with it he attempts to strangle her when Kratos was forced to intervene and ended up killing him by snapping his neck. Freya was willing to die to make things right but now that her son is dead, she swears vengeance upon God of War.

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The Frost Giant Prophecy

After she is gone, Kratos begin telling Atreus his own story of how he came to become who he is today from Sparta to be a god and slaying many other gods that eventually led him to kill his own father Zeus. Too shocked at this revelation, his young son muses if this is what all gods ends up doing and is it the destiny of all gods after all! His father begs to differ and suggests that they can all be better by learning from their mistakes. What he did not know then is that by killing Baldur, he actually prompted Ragnarok sooner than it was meant to be and that is by at least 100 winters.

Now that both Baldur and Freya out of their way, they reach to Jotunheim to find the tallest mountain top and fulfill their quest to honor Faye's last wish. There, they learn from a broken mural that she was actually one of the giants. Interestingly enough, it also foretold everything that has happened so far from when they begin this journey and came across everyone in their path including World Serpent Jƶrmungandr, the blacksmith brothers and even the final battle with Baldur.

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Story of Atreus

Could it be that Faye actually wanted both Kratos and Atreus to know about her own origin and so she requested for them to do this? Well, possibly. Because, his mother and her people actually named him Loki and this journey was all about discovering his roots. There was another piece of art that Kratos missed on his first time which depicts a grown-up Atreus holding his dead father in arms but whatever mystery that suggests will possibly revealed in a sequel.

Whatever new direction God of War wants to go from fighting Nordic gods and monsters in its future sequels are more than a few. Since the original trilogy of the franchise was based on Kratos taking on key-figures from Greek mythology and by that end, he ended up killing them all. This rebooted series begins into the heartland of Norse mythology and it is quite needless to say that Odin will probably be the ultimate antagonist of this new series. Although, he was never shown throughout the game but his family members and those who know him were all over.

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Hammer of Thor

To back that up, the god of thunder; Thor shows up at their doorstep in the game's secret ending, when Kratos and Atreus returns home from their journey. His brother Baldur is dead now, his sons Magni and Modi are not alive as well, so he has enough reason to be pissed at them and seeking vengeance for all the right reasons. That is a very solid teaser in advance for the next game whether it turned out to be God of War 2 or God of War 5. Interesting thing will be to see how they tie up Loki being his adopted brother according to Norse legacy.

Also, Ragnarok is teased and that means a great event that will bring the ending of all. If prophecy follows, Odin and Thor are going to die along with Loki, unless Kratos somehow finds another way for his son. Until that all unfolds to us, you can enjoy God of War, which is currently available worldwide for playing exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Division Movie Signed Deadpool 2 Director

In the industry of film-making, director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) is becoming a big name these days. Started as stunt coordinator for movies like Captain America: Civil War and The Bourne Ultimatum, he later co-directed John Wick in 2014. Then he took on two films to direct on his own. Seeing his growing reputation, Ubisoft decided to pick him to direct their upcoming movie adaptation of The Division.

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The Division Movie Signed Deadpool 2 Director

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Tom Clancy's The Division was based on an aftermath of a smallpox virus outbreak in New York that killed millions. It was spread through paper money during Black Friday and ended up turning Manhattan into a quarantine zone. Whatever remains of the society now looks up to Special Agents from Strategic Homeland Division for help surviving. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Source Code) and Jessica Chastain (Mama, Zero Dark Thirty) are already cast in lead roles for the film.

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Originally Stephen Gaghan (Gold, Syriana) was announced as director for the film but since he stepped down, Leitch is roped in as his replacement. As his first solo movie, he directed Charlize Theron starrer Atomic Blonde that came out in 2017. His second project Deadpool 2 is awaiting release on May 16, 2018 featuring stars like Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Zazie Beetz. Soon, David Leitch will get busy with Atomic Blonde 2 and Fast & Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw before working on this movie.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain for Division Movie

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When developer Ubisoft released The Division back in 2016 PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it has grown to become one of their best-selling titles ever by earning $300 million worldwide. This led to a sequel; The Division 2 in development that was announced last month. Adapting the game into a movie has now been in works for too long, even after Gaghan was hired as a director by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

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For years, translating video game into motion picture or any other media has led to a history of train wreck. Things are changing for good with Netflix’s Castlevania series and 1986 arcade game movie version of Rampage lately. Although The Division does not contain a plot that would offer character development but it surely has the potential to appeal to audience as a great action movie otherwise. With names like Chastain and Gyllenhaal attached to this project, it may finally break the haunting video game curse.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Teaser Trailer

Serious Sam is back on "A brutally bigger scale"! Croteam and Devolver Digital teased Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass!

Although developer studio Croteam released six new games in last seven years, they always face a common question; where is Serious Sam? This is a valid question because the franchise was both a commercial and critical success. For some time, the developers have been working with publisher Devolver Digital to release Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour and Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. Seeing those projects succeed, now they decided to officially announce Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass with a teaser.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Teaser

The teaser offers nothing that we haven't ever seen before in a Serious Sam game but if showcases how the game has evolved over the years in so many different ways.




The trailer opens up with Sam "Serious" Stone driving his motorcycle into a location that is a quiet place and green everywhere. It could be a pastoral farm as we see a deer playfully wandering around. From a considerable distance, he notices a Beheaded Kamikaze heading towards his direction for their typical for suicidal attack while screaming loudly. Sam blows him up into bits by shooting as he passed and head straight towards a field with hundreds of them in it along with many other monsters.

This is where this shorter than a minute teaser ends and we got an idea that Sam is back in business once again to slay tons of evil extraterrestrial beings to save Earth from another invasion by their leader Mental. Croteam wants to take things on a much bigger scale with their most popular first-person shooter series and so, they are back with a mainline entry six years after releasing Serious Sam 3: BFE.


There is a Steam page for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass but it offers no clue about the game at all, except that it will be available for PC of course. At E3 2018, Croteam will finally reveal what new super powerful weapons Sam will be wielding or why he is returning to take care of enemy force. That means, we can mark the calendar for June 12-14 to see full reveal of the game.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Doom Movie in Development

Universal Pictures is working on a brand-new Doom movie adaptation and they already signed up actress/singer Nina Bergman for the project. The name needs no introduction at this point as if you do not know it as one of the best first-person shooter games that is ever made then you might know it as another disastrous video game movie from 2005 that starred WWE megastar Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Karl Urban (Dredd, Thor: Ragnarok).

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Universal Is Developing New Doom Movie

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The story of Doom is about a marine, who goes by the name "Doomguy" or "Doomslayer" to gamers, who finds himself on Mars slaying hordes of demons pouring in through a gate to Hell. 2016 marks the release of fourth and latest installment of the series from id Software as a reboot and earned critical acclaim for its fast-paced combat system. The movie version however, dropped the idea of demons coming from Hell and showed scientists accidentally created monsters during experiment on Mars.

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Despite having a big-named Hollywood superstar like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the movie failed badly because of a poorly written script that has all the cast members just wandering around the Mars facility for a huge chunk of its entirety while they look for those mutated creatures. All of these led the film to follow a disastrous box-office score and tons of negative reviews. Though there were rumors about Universal considering a reboot for Doom but no official statements were made.

After Nina Bergman recently Tweeted out about her involvement into the next “Doom” movie, it become sort of official. She didn't mention any other details of whoever is involved in cast alongside her except for her own involvement.



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When some fans expressed their concern about the script of new adaption, she assured that this time, they have a much better script. Although, Dwayne's involvement to 2005's Doom movie is always punned, he recently is breaking the "video game curse" with his recent Rampage, which is also an adaptation of a 1986 arcade game of the same name that is earning critical and commercial success these days. It even has a 50% score in review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty high for the genre.

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Looks like video game movies are coming back to take their rightful place in Hollywood from this year. The Tomb Raider reboot movie starring actress Alicia Vikander is doing pretty good. A film on Ubisoft’s The Division featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain has hired David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) as director. We are hopeful that the new Doom movie will perform better and won't screw up if it takes inspiration from their 2016 game.

Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

As one of this year's most anticipating game and a PlayStation 4-exclusive, Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment could have more potential than you think. With that being said, players are already pointing out a possibility of the title to become a new platform for an all-new Marvel Games Universe. When executive creative director Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games was asked about it, he neither confirmed nor denied about it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

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Marvel Cinematic Universe has started their journey in 2008 with the very first live-action Iron Man movie and now ten years after, we are headed for Avengers: Infinity War. While all these movies has been building a new fan-base for these popular characters, Marvel Games has been trying to keep up with these blockbuster films by introducing the same characters into newer video game titles on various platforms at the same time.

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This is a great strategy for cross-promotions but they need to improve their attempts to keep par with the level of MCU. Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game for PS4 may be offering Marvel Games that window to create their very own shared universe that can really be a game-changer for good. With Rosemann spending the last two decades with this company, he could become the next Kevin Feige for an all-new, all-different Marvel Games Universe and fans won't be less happier if that happens.

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All these coy about creating a new shared universe for Marvel Games is important for them right now as they don't want players to lose focus from what's right ahead at this moment, which is Marvel's Spider-Man. The impending success of the project will better determine for what awaits in the future. Matter of fact is, MCU did the same thing by taking care of what task was at hand but then again, they sure dropped little hints every now and then, ultimately leading us to The Avengers film in 2012.

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Road to Avengers: Infinity War

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So, even if you see any reference of names and locations playing as Spidey in New York, that necessarily doesn't mean other characters are gonna pop up and interact with him. In fact, if you are a Marvel fan, then all of this should be pretty normal for a Spider-Man game. Because, that is the New York he lives in and patrol around to protect. It is already established that we are getting a brand-new version of Spider-Man who indeed is Peter Parker but a mode edged, experienced version of the character that is slightly different than his comic-book counterpart.

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A brand-new Avengers game is also in development at Square Enix that we came to know of from last year. Who knows that these two games won't eventually crossover in some manner? They are following the formula of engaging true Marvel-fans with development of these games, which is very important to create an interconnected universe. It would be great to Spider-Man, Marvel's most popular character leading the path towards that future.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map In Works

Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved feats like selling over 30 Million copies and crossed records of having 3 million concurrent players on Steam, they have had reached a point earlier where they weren't growing. All they did for last few months is to add loot boxes rather than some actual contents. In the meantime, free-to-play title Fortnite of Epic Games stole their thunder by breaking streaming record on Twitch and having rapper Drake join them in a match.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map Concept Art

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We are actually pretty thankful that Fortnite Battle Royale has managed to take the limelight from PUBG for a while and now they are alerted about the situation. Otherwise, we would have pinned to wall with that gambling-oriented, barely finished version of third person shooter for years and PUBG Corp. wouldn't give a damn about it. Now the developers have suddenly become so productive with new ideas and launched a couple of weekly events like Tequila Sunrise and War Mode.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Map Selection

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These ideas worked so good with their audience that many of them are demanding to make some of these temporary test modes to permanent. All that and the game finally work their way up to get players to have a map selection. Xbox One users are still stuck with the Erangel map whereas PC version got to try out Miramar map for some time now. However, they are working on that too and almost finished but have not set any exact date for it yet.

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Soon, map selection is going to get a lot more crucial than ever because PUBG developers have been working for their third map, Codename: Savage and as they are nearing to completion, it is available now for test on Steam. Considering this one one-quarter the size than the other two, it really is far from finished but we do understand that they hastily released it for early feedback to improve it and to convince you that they had other things to show except for “Equinox Crate” loot boxes.

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PUBG Corp. states that what they envision for Savage map will need months to get complete and one of their ideas is to add a huge cave where players will jump right in their parachute. The concept of base jumping, where you fling with a parachute strapped on your back off a cliff is adapted here but players will be jumping into the biggest underground cave they can think of in this case, which sounds a lot like Cave of Swallows from Mexico.

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PUBG Team on Thailand Trip

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In their recent trip to Thailand, a developer team went seeking inspiration to merge with their ideas for their new map. There were Concept Artists, 3D Environment Artists and Technical Artists within the team to study real location. One of their objectives was to shot photos of real-world areas or objects from every possible angle and convert them to in-game 3D objects through Photogrammetry. They will also take player's feedback to evolve the map further and making their experience unique.

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Inside Phraya Nakhon Cave

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Also, deep inside the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the team finds Thailand's own version of Cave of Swallows, which goes by the name Phraya Nakhon Cave. Since their planned Savage map was Southeast Asian-themed, this one fits perfectly for what they were looking for. They came up with a cool imagery to depict their vision and as it will be converted into an in-game asset, you are about to experience an amazing entrance. The cave will be made in a way that lets players to dive straight through the big enough opening of the cave and join the fight.

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Savage Map Cave Concept

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From their recent endeavors, it would seem like PUBG Corp. is up to making some short-term goals like selling loot boxes for money rather than focusing on updates that will possibly fix the game for better. The way the developers rushed with the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile and Xbox One has clearly shows that they are just trying to spread their name everywhere as fast as possible so that no one can take them over but Fortnite already did that.

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Besides, there are multiple upcoming titles that are bringing Battle Royale mode in their games in some way or another. Triple-A video games like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is already on that list, who will introduce their unique take on the genre. When they will hit the market with more polished gameplay and improved features, PUBG will surely be in tough competition. If the tendency of focusing on loot box and not working on content remains their prime goal, their downfall will be imminent.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

Although, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't have a solo campaign, it may have Battle Royale to replace story mode.

Battle royale has become such a crazy trend these days in video gaming industry since the dawn of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that every other developer is either considering developing a battle royale mode for their game or just create a whole game on that idea. This craze has gotten so out of control that even Activision’s upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is also having this mode by ditching their classic single-player campaign.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Will Replace Story Mode

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This genre is multiplayer combat in last player standing fashion and that gives the entirety of it a new twist in flavor. Games like Fortnite and PUBG are already dominating the category as well as the market with new limited-time events, while many other are just thriving with their poor rip-offs and waiting to get sued. Call of Duty has been moving into diverse direction with time and Black Ops 4 may be just another move into a new path but compromising story mode in favor of battle royale is a very bold idea.

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Previously, Activision has always been stating that CoD franchise is all about story based campaigns and now simply abandoning it for upcoming Black Ops 4 is quite self-contradictory. They have just assigned Raven Software to create a battle royale mode that can also fill up the void created by leaving single-player mode behind. Various sources suggest that they simply got rid of the campaign because it will not be ready within their announced deadline of October, thus the idea of last man standing shooter idea came in.

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Many who are slamming the developers for this move need to remember that its predecessor Black Ops 3 also released a feature-limited version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where campaign was left out. Activision never openly admitted how well that particular edition did but seeing Black Ops 4 coming out without a single-player mode tells us that it wasn't that disastrous at all. On top of that, the publisher is well aware of how people are going nuts for battle royale these days and still want more.

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"Forget What You Know"

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The new tagline for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 even says, “FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW” clearly hints they are very confident about dropping one of their key components for this Call of Duty sub-series. All we left to see now is rival series title Battlefield V following their same footsteps like everyone else. Fans of death-match type gameplays will be very excited in these initiatives but traditional story oriented gamers will be greatly deprived.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

Instead of traditional single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will focus on multiplayer and Zombies mode.

After Call of Duty: WWII dominated major consoles and become more successful than it hoped for, everyone was wondering what 2018’s Call of Duty title will be. Then we received an announcement after some speculation that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to be this years' CoD game. Many who are a fan of single-player mode from this series are going to be quite disappointed as upcoming Black Ops 4 won't have any campaign as such.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Have No Single-Player Campaign

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As latest installment from Black Ops franchise, single player mode will entirely omitted from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by Treyarch. Although the development team is ditching on their traditional campaign mode, they are concentrating their multiplayer modes as well as series’ popular Zombies mode. As their expected release date approaches, developers realized they won't be able to finish single-player campaign within deadline and then chose to focus on other priorities.

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Besides, focusing on multiplayer and Zombies mode will leave a huge vacuum that needs filling with something and the studio is planning more content for it. However, the actual plan is still under wraps and we all will have to wait until May 17 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to be officially revealed for everyone. Only then perhaps, they will drop some more detail on the game but we can't tell for sure if that will make it up to the disappointing fans to move on with that decision or not.

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Zombies Mode Will Return

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Lastly, this sudden change of their trend could also mean that it has something to do with forthcoming Call of Duty titles. We know that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is getting remastered but it might not feature multiplayer mode. Maybe publisher Activision, who also is bringing Black Ops 4 doesn't want one of these games' successes to overshadow another and give them a hard time. If this is what causing all these changes then both games are just missing some great aspects because of some irrational prediction.

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Developer studio Treyarch begins their journey with the spin-off series by debuting Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010. From the very beginning, they kept this sub-series a bit unique by taking a different course of setting the game's plot focusing on a crisis of near-future time. Single player campaigns become very popular among players and so are the multiplayer modes. Because of their idea of breaking stereotypes in each title, we sure are in for some surprise when Black Ops 4 finally drops.