Gameinfomer recently took a trip to Treyarch Studios to talk about all thing Call of Duty : Black Ops 4. They spoke with co-studio head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar about the battle royale mode, explaining how it pays tribute to the Black Ops universe, how vehicles work, and more the BIG question of how many people are squaring off in a single Blackout match?
Well there will be 80 players in BlackOut, during the beta anyway. Things could change during it’s release or post release. Bunting admits that though Treyarch had tested internally with 100 players, the studio is putting the quality of gameplay first over hitting an arbitrary number. “What’s really more important to us than a number is that the gameplay experience is as refined as it can be, that’s it the ideal perfect format for what players are going to play,” he says. “So we’re starting with 80 players, but we’ve gone higher than that. Whenever we launch a game as a beta or whatever, that’s the beginning of something. We’re going to actively be participating in the community and taking feedback, making changes and adapting, evolving the game as feedback rolls in. So there’s a lot that can go on that can happen beyond that first impact of the game going out there.”
So there it is, Blackout will be 20 players lighter than other BR modes. I’m in the camp of as long as it’s fun I don’t really care about the player count. Call of Duty : Black Ops 4 releases on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.