According to official sources, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign will have multiple endings. The developers also gave details on the scope of the single-player campaign.
Since the official announcement on Wednesday evening yesterday, the developers at Treyarch and Raven Software have announced various new details about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
With a look at the scope, it means that the campaign will be about as extensive as its counterparts from its predecessors. So you will be busy between six and ten hours – depending on the approach. In addition, the different levels of difficulty and side missions can provide additional replay value.
It was also stated that the campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was provided with multiple endings. A design decision that, according to the makers of Raven Software, was made consciously in order to bring the story of the first-person shooter to an end in different ways. At the same time, it was about creating a homage to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
In that sense, Raven Software’s Dan Vondrak stated the following: “When we started creating the story, we had multiple endings in mind right away. And that really helped. I think if you try to add those later, or if they just don’t fit the story you’re telling, then you shouldn’t add them. But we knew right away that we wanted to do that. I absolutely loved the idea that we could [have a] little bit of homage to Black Ops 2 by having these [multiple endings].”
“I think even if Black Ops 2 didn’t have it, it would make perfect sense for our game to have it. But I loved that this game was trying to say, here’s all these great pieces of the entire Black Ops series that we loved, and we can kind of pay homage to those different pieces,” Vondrak added. “Some stories work well with multiple endings, and some stories don’t, and this one was built from the ground up with that in mind,” Vondrak concludes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will release on November 13, 2020 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In addition, implementations for the two next-generation consoles of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are in progress.