There has been a lot of talk lately, on the debate surrounding the inclusion of zombie mode in Treyarch’s upcoming release of Call of Duty Black Ops, set to hit stores on November 9th.
We’ve been keeping you up to date with all the latest rumors surrounding the popular add-on, and we’ve also been reading your feedback on the mode as well. A lot of you are still expecting Treyarch to announce it last minute before the game releases, but some of you are also threatening to boycott the game if Treyarch doesnt add zombies into the game.
Just yesterday, we told you how there might be plans to include zombies as DLC after the game hits stores, which would obviously be a major blow for fans, but a smart business move for Treyarch. The company are not stupid, and I’m sure they are well aware that zombie mode was the biggest thing in World at War, and the key reason why everyone paid the extra cash for their map packs.
The worrying thing is, Treyarch has still not dropped any big hints about the inclusion of zombie mode, so as we enter September, two months before release, all we have to go on are still rumors and speculation. The company did say at their multiplayer reveal, that most of their main features have already been announced, but did confirm that co-op would get a separate showing later on down the line – which gives us hope.
One portion of co-op has already been confirmed via the combat training mode, so we just hope that the other remains zombie mode. How would they fit zombies in though? If you’ve seen the latest videos for the game, you’ll know that the game looks a lot like MW2 – i.e all modern settings, rather than World War settings, so could they still make an easy transition from Black Ops multiplayer to Nazi Zombies?
We know that the four zombie maps from World at War will definitely be playable in the special editions of the game, but whether that is part of normal play, or zombie co-op is still yet to confirmed.
It seems that Treyarch has everyone where they want at the moment for a number of reasons. The company has just finished unveiling a brilliant multiplayer mode – knowing too well that everyone is still waiting on zombie mode. If they choose not to release zombies with the game and announce that it is coming afterwards, they know that everyone will still buy it, since the multiplayer and single player campaigns will still offer enough content for your hard-earned cash.
The question is though – where do you stand on this? Are you willing to buy the game if zombies are not included, or are you staying firm on your decision of ‘no zombies, no buy’? We are eagerly awaiting your thoughts on this. Some ideas for Zombie mode can be seen in our previous article here.