As I read through the comments on the Back Ops 4 reveal trailer, I was not at all surprised to find largely negative reception by the community, primarily because of the lack of a traditional single player campaign. People claimed that for a full price game, the value was just no longer there. This seems a little hypocritical to me.

Players rallied around Overwatch for its uncompromised multiplayer-centric vision even though it lacked a campaign and that was a full price release. You can argue that it only cost forty dollars, but any one that bought it on consoles knows the "Origins Edition" cost sixty with hardly any noteworthy extra content. No one thought twice about paying thirty dollars for PUBG which amounts to about one third of the content that Black Ops IV is promising but with twice the jank and still no single player content.

I've never been a big fan of battle royale myself, but I'm genuinely excited to see the ways that Treyarch refines the genre through traditional CoD polish and big budget production values. I'm not trying to be some sort of diehard Call of Duty apologist, but seeing so many people pile the hate onto a game that does nothing any more offensive than other games they claim to love doesn't sit well with me. You don't have to be excited for Black Ops IV, but don't  bash it before it even has a chance to offend you.