With reports citing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will come without a story mode, Trueachievements decided to take another deep dive into their sea of gaming data to look at the landscape of single player participation.
Haha right before Blops 4 is shown to have no campaign clever timing but i see through this.
All Stations, Damage Control!
Lmao if all campaigns sucked like BO3 yeah nobody would play them.
But all the campaigns do not suck like BO3...
That's his point, the article shows BO3's campaign is far below average for completion.
But the point also disqualifies itself. It merely shows what happens when devs assemble a poor campaign. All COD campaigns were not bad. One bad campaign does not a series ruin. Nor should it be the grounds for eliminating an entire feature. Most campaigns are not completed but that does not mean that people do not want them and do not like to play them.
This is sort of like musicains that stop putting out albums because most people just pick the songs they like, then wonder why people aren't buying their music anymore. You put the album together for promotional purposes, morons. If musicains only shot for singles, most of the music I love wouldn't even exist.
I love my sp games and wouldnt game without them, but it amazes me when I go through my trophy list and see things like this; 43% beat bulder gow 30% complete game on normal u4 50% complete D-day cod 17% win a season in rocket league 44% beat the game wolfeinstein 36% end the war machines hzd Mind boggles how many people don't complete stuff they buy, even the tlou on normal is only on 29% and 42% on easy. Plus all the people who moaned at the order 1886 being short yet only 42% completed it lol.
Just because you don't complete a game, it doesn't mean you didn't play the hell out of it or that you didn't enjoy it, I've had countless games that I've played the hell out of them but never actually had the chance to finish them, I like to mess around and do everything extra, then something else gets released and the cycle starts all over again.
You didn’t play the hell out of them if they’re single player only! Multiplayer’s a different story but if you can complete a 10 hour campaign than you are by definition..... not playing the hell out of it. Save your money.
@Anzil I've put hundreds of hours between Dragon Age Inquisition, Nioh and The Witcher 3, but haven't finished any of them, so yeah, I think I played a lot
30% of 10-20 million is still a lot of gamers. No way in hell am I playing BO4 even if was borrowing it. Probably take you a couple hours to beat those character solo mission, not worth my time.
30% of people who got a CoD game completed the campaigns on average. That is a lot of people. Treyarch just threw away a lot of income in hopes that the microtransations of pom-pom hats in their battle royale mode will make up and even exceed that amount. It took EPIC Games 6 months to create the most successful battle royale game out there that is FREE to play. This shows how lazy and greedy treyarch is. It takes a lot more effort to build a nice campaign. But we could already see in BO3 that they were taking a piss with the campaign and it was an aftertought. CoD has became a mindless arcade shooter catered towards the 12-16 year olds who beg mommy and daddy for the latest CoD so they can murder their buddies and strangers online while shouting racist, homophobic slurs at everyone. That is what CoD has become. Now it's a GaaS title and mindless sheep cheer that on.
arent a lot of shooters nowadays mindless shooters with 12-16 years old? I know fortnite is but it hasnt stopped it from been successful
True, but CoD online is populated by the special kind of stupid.😁
COD and Fortnight seem to have the same kind of crowd, why would these guys stop playing a free game to give Acti 60 bones?
Treyarch doesnt make decisions, they just do what activision says
Also I don't understand the logic behind this statistic. If not enough people play the campaign, shouldn't the focus be on making it fuckin BETTER, not removing it altogether? Either that or reduce the damn price, which we all know they'll never do.
yup but from a business stand point, they want to reduce cost and increase profits so cutting story is the way to go. But still fudge activision. I dont support $60 games with only online. When the game population drops down than you have a useless game sitting around
But the difference between cod and Fortnite is the other game modes. Fortnite has very little while cod will remain with its smaller shooter modes.
no campaign and they still charging $60 this is like throwing the middle finger to everyone
and it was only 6 months ago everyone was criticizing PUBG for releasing at $40 for online only Battle Royale because Fortnite was free. Wonder if the press will suddenly change their tune come closer to the release of Blops 4.
the problem is they are looking at the stats, and not how many sales were related to having a campaign whether they finished it or not. They also need to think about the PR backlash in removing a key feature from a game. If they wanted a MP only game they should have called it something different.
The campaign has been hot garbage since Black Ops 2. Those resources are being better utilized for a way bigger multiplayer and zombies mode. At the end of the day Activision doesnt care about the vocal minority campaign only players on N4G because quite simply, they dont buy DLC. This game will easily surpass WW2 in sales.
Campaign of what? All COD games? Infinite Warfare actually had the best campaign for a COD title in a long time.
@morganfell That's not saying much tho. The last COD campaign i thought was worth playing over similar style single player games was Modern Warfare. Black Ops was good, Infinite Warfare was a step in the right direction still tho if I get get Infinite Warfare to play with my friends I'm gonna play multiplayer, but I'm not gonna waste my time with the campaign if I have something like Wolfenstein or DOOM. I understand people's displeasure with the option being taken away if they were one of the people who did play the campaigns but when there are so many other options for single-player content why play a COD campaign? I mean Vanquish was just free on games with gold I'd give that a shot over a COD campaign personally.
EDKICK, It is actually saying a great deal. Just not to you. Your preference and that is fine. COD SP offers a unique experience wholly different from Vanquish. Or as of now I can say it USED TO OFFER. And Vanquish is game I have beaten twice already. Beat it at launch years ago and played it later on Steam. Some of us play a lot of games. A lot. Doom? Beat that 3 times already. Twice on PS4 and once on PC. Wolfenstein? Beat it on PC. Thankfully Detroit Become Human with its multiple pathways arrives next week as I Platinumed God of War and just finished my second run through. The fact stands a lot of people like COD Single Player. That is why there is an outcry. Just because it isn't a campaign you would choose to play or perhaps you do not go through as many games a year as other people in no way disqualifies the validity of the remarks by those feeling COD has sold out.
@morganfell I never said it invalidated any opinions it confuses me but I recognize many people have played and enjoyed many recent COD SP's. I do think there are better so options but that's just my opinion. Honestly the "outrage" around this baffles me because especially on sites like this entire comment sections are full of people saying the campaigns are horrible just get rid of them. There are people truly upset at it's removal but I think if you look at comment histories of nearly half these people so upset at the campaigns removal will be the same ones bashing the campaign yearly.
I am not one of those people and it is in my history. I have always enjoyed the campaigns far more than the multiplayer which I stopped with MW3. I will say that the BO3 was for me less than stellar but I played through it and enjoyed it. Just not as much as other iterations. A great many people that dislike COD have always secretly enjoyed the campaigns because they are not filled with johnny-twitch-shooter-who-care s-about-teamwork players. Those people often rail against the game in public and then go out an purchase it. Its the game they love to hate and such actions are simply human nature. Although I have not enjoyed the MP in some time I have supported the games. But no SP is the end of the road for me and having a SP component that is basically the depth of a fighting game like Dead or Alive is absurd and from a developmental standpoint simply lazy. Add to this the fact that their follow the leader instead of being the leader Battle Royal mode is comprised of previous maps stitched together and one has to ask how cheap can a company become.
What about the potential millions of consumers who don't play there games online? if im not connected and im playing single player, you aren't tracking my stats.
Haha. Shut up. Single player games aren't dead, but keep trying to scramble to prove it.
Not to sure how accurate those stats are.
The stats may be accurate, but the analysis is flawed. Just look at the ridiculously low numbers for some single player games. They are talking about completion, so if I get to the very end but can't finish the last boss fight, or just get bored and move on to something else then I expect that counts as not completed. That doesn't t mean I didn't play the campaign. And then if you have kids then like me you probably have a bunch of games that show 0 progress because you accidentally started something like Just Dance on your account. And my kids will show 0 progress on some of my games for the same reason.
I couldn't finish the last boss on dead space 3 but played the hell out of it, same mgs, I actually don't like mgs games but the new one I played like it was sniper elite lol
Using story line achievements as the measurement isn't very good because many people will put in the game, open up the achievements, and never play. Hence why only whatever small % of people actually complete the game, because the pool of people is continually getting larger who decide to never play but immediately sell to gamestop. There's even games where pushing start gets you an achievement and even that isn't at 100%. People start the game, and that's about it.
I can see through this Campaign.
A game without a single player campaign, multiplayer focused with micro transactions is a free to play mobile game. If they charge full price they are ripping people off.
Are you talking about rainbow six siege?
i‘d rather check how many online portions in games get ignored ;-)
true achievements only tracks data on registered accounts, so to assume no one plays single player campaigns is reaching at best
Who cares how rare a campaign is played, some will still play it if it's there. I usually go through the cod campaign before jumping into multiplayer.
I don't see what they're trying to say... Look at steam ; skyrim : 26% of people who played it finished the storyline. Tomb raider: only 44% finished the game. MP's fault ? well, 3% reached level 10 in MP... Mortal Kombat X ? 28% finished the story mode. 29% won 1 online game Broken sword 5 ? 36% Walking dead season 1 ? 36% Darksiders 2 ? 20% bayonetta ? 15% Stellaris ? 4% People buy games to enjoy their hobby, not necessarily to play through the whole campaign; and the fact that the % of people playing through the campaign in SP only games is basically the same as in COD games should be evidence that people do want campaigns... whether they finish it or not is unrelated.
Dont care how rarely they are played, I personally play them every time.
I rarely finish games at all no time , unless it is Forza original it takes me almost a year without racing online . If not many are playing the solo side of a game i can see why a dev would not waste their time .
Will the PS trophies show that the same amount of people are playing the SP: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ga...
Oh well.. We'll see what happens.. Could be a smash hit.. I wont touch it but still
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