“You have to try various flavors of that until you find the right one.”
Treyarch may have generated hype by announcing that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would have a Battle Royale mode called Blackout. However, while the thought of a larger map and tons of well-known assets and items is enticing, finer details were missing.
For instance, how many players will the mode support? Typically, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale support 100 players. Given how large the map must be in Blackout, will that be the case here?
According to design director David Vonderhaar when speaking to GameSpot, the final number has yet to be decided. “We haven’t actually decided. We have to create the best experience, and to create that experience in a Call of Duty universe, you have to try various flavors of that until you find the right one.”
Mashing together all sorts of characters, equipment, weapons and whatnot from the Black Ops franchise is an incredible endeavour, no doubt. However, the fact that the final player number hasn’t been decided till now is odd. The fact that we don’t know if Blackout is included with Black Ops 4 or not is also up in the air.
Hopefully Treyarch will confirm the same later on. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out October 12th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.