Makers of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 have made a huge change to the series, and fans might not be happy
"Change is always going to be hard for people."
On Thursday evening, the developers of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 finally released the first proper look at the upcoming game after weeks and weeks of teasing.
And to be fair, it does look fairly impressive, but it also gives away the game with the major change that players should expect from the next entry into the series:
Clip via Call of Duty
Did you pick up on it? If not, maybe the company's description of the game will clarify:
"Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer raises the bar for the famed multiplayer mode delivering the most thrilling grounded combat experience yet with a focus on tactical gameplay and player choice."
Where is the single-player campaign?
Well, it turns out, there isn't going to be one.
Speaking to Eurogamer, development company Treyarch co-studio head Dan Bunting had the following to say about breaking away from the tradition of having a single-player aspect for players:
"I think change is always going to be hard for people. I would say to our fans, Treyarch has never let you down over the years. This is a studio you know is always going to deliver the best of the experiences you know and love, especially with the Black Ops series. We are delivering so much more of what players spend most of their time doing in our games in the series.
"From the multiplayer, with the way we are going much deeper into the validating new playstyles, so anybody can pick up the game and play it and feel like they can have fun, to zombies and having the biggest content delivery we've ever done in a game launch, to our brand new Blackout mode, which is inspired by the battle royale genre but done in our own unique way."
Previously, some big games have been released without single-player campaigns - Titanfall and Star Wars: Battlefront come immediately to mind - but both then released sequels that did have single-player campaigns, whereas Black Ops 4 appears to be going in the opposite direction.
We'll see how it all works out when the game is released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Friday 12 October.