“It gives them the flexibility to consume the content how they want.”
In a recent interview with Eurogamer Jason Blundell, director of campaign and Zombies mode, revealed that all campaign missions for Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be unlocked from the start.
“The unlocking level system is an archaic mentality we’ve had since we did bedroom development back in the day-you do this, then go on to the next one,” Blundell said. “Consumers and game players in general are far more mature these days. There are so many things vying for our interests today. It’s about, how do they want to consume it? Maybe they put it down on level two, and then they’re in work the next day, and some guy says, ‘Dude, you’ve got to check out level four!’ And he’s like, ‘Okay, I’ll have a quick look.’ That’s totally fine. I think it’s their choice.”
While this does allow the option for people to skip directly to the end, Blundell says that he isn’t concerned. “If you see the end you’ll say, I need to understand this more,” Blundell said. “When Netflix releases House of Cards and do all the episodes, does everyone just jump to the end and go and play the last episode? Sure you can. But it’s about the journey, though, right?”
“The way the story is constructed, it’s more than just the end moment,” Blundell said. “I’m sure there are many films and other media types where you could read the last page, or see the last minutes, but really you’ve got to experience all of the other stuff to truly enjoy it.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III was recently revealed to be the most anticipated multi-platform holiday 2015 title by Nielsen Game Rank.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases on November 6 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, although the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will not include a singleplayer campaign.