Update: Activision representatives confirmed that the campaign will be single-player.
Treyarch's decision to drop the single-player campaign from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 apparently isn't carrying over to this year's version. During its earnings call today, Activision confirmed that this year's Call of Duty will have an "entirely new campaign."
"This fall's launch I believe is going to resonate very positively with our community," an Activision representative said. "It is an amazing game, featuring an entirely new campaign, a huge and expansive multiplayer world, and of course, co-op gameplay."
This appears to confirm that single-player will indeed be returning after a one year hiatus. Infinity Ward, which is working on this year's version of Call of Duty, is rumored to be working on an updated version of the popular Modern Warfare series.
Black Ops 4 earned solid reviews when it launched last year, but its lack of a story was contentious among many fans. It's been awhile since Call of Duty has had a truly memorable single-player campaign, but characters like Modern Warfare 2's Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley remain beloved in the community.
Assuming Call of Duty sticks to its typical roadmap, we'll know more about this year's version in May. In the meantime, Activision Blizzard is currently being roiled by layoffs, with some 800 employees losing their jobs despite record earnings this year. The layoffs are hitting Blizzard particularly hard.
We reached out to Activision to clarify whether or not the next Call of Duty will indeed be single-player. You can find the rest of our Call of Duty coverage here.