Early Footage of Black Ops 4’s Cancelled Career Campaign Mode Surfaces Online
Recently, some in-development cutscenes and animations from the cancelled 2v2 career campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 surfaced online, on the BlackOps 4 subreddit, showcasing what it could have been.
The video showcased 3D animations, first-person cutscenes, early weapon animations, and even what appears to be a quick-time event. While it’s disappointing that the campaign mode was ultimately canceled, it’s interesting to see how the developers were experimenting with some new and different ideas and mechanics.
For many fans, the single-player campaign mode is an important part of the Call of Duty experience. But, while Black Ops 4 did not include a traditional campaign mode, the 2v2 career campaign seemed to be a promising alternative.
It would have allowed players to progress through a series of matches, upgrading their loadouts and improving their skills along the way. The mode could have been a refreshing change of pace for the series, which has been criticized in the past for its lack of innovation, but at the end, it wasn’t to be.
The development video of the campaign mode is around one minute long and provides a brief idea of the developers had in mind. The animations and cutscenes are still from the early stages of development, but they already showcase some impressive graphics.
The first-person cutscenes, in particular, are a nice touch and add to the immersion of the experience. The quick-time event also shows that the developers were experimenting with new gameplay mechanics, which could have added some variety to the matches.
It’s always fascinating to see early footages from canceled game modes. It gives fans an insight into the development process and how different ideas are tested and refined. The in-dev footage from Black Ops 4’s 2v2 career campaign is no exception. It’s a reminder of the how developers think out of the box to bring to us something, that if we downright hate, we start criticizing from Day 1.
The cancellation of the campaign mode was disappointing for many fans, but it’s understandable why Treyarch and Raven made that decision. With the rise of battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, the focus of the gaming industry shifted towards multiplayer modes. Activision likely made the decision to focus on Black Ops 4’s multiplayer modes to keep up with the industry trends.
While the canceled 2v2 career campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may never see the light of day, the cutscenes and animations are still worth checking out. They showcase some impressive graphics and unique gameplay mechanics that could have added some variety to the series.
While this is all we know for now, rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.