News: Treyarch reckon Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 could change the minds of those who complain about the short and linear nature of the franchise’s singleplayer campaigns.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 features open-ended Strikeforce missions – and they should change the minds of anyone who doesn’t like Call of Duty’s singleplayer campaigns, according to developers Treyarch.
“Strikeforce levels [will] certainly speak to anyone that might levy that criticism against the singleplayer campaign,” said director of communications John Rafacz.
Plenty of people have suggested that Call of Duty’s tightly scripted corridors – which punish you mercilessly for trying to break away from what the game expects you to do – would work better as a bloomin’ film. Speaking to Spong, Rafacz defended CoD’s singleplayer style but said Black Ops 2 should go some way to placating those who aren’t convinced.
“Keep in mind, when you talk about the core Call of Duty experience and the fiction we’ve created – and the story we intend to tell – there is a certain ride that we’ve got to go on. A ride that we want to take players on and have an experience,” he said.
“At the same time, we’ve also found a new way to help craft the fiction that surrounds that story with Strikeforce levels. It adds a sense of non-linearity, and for some of those that may only play singleplayer, it also adds elements of gameplay that might feel a little bit like multiplayer in some respects.”