Call of Duty: Warzone launched as a standalone free-to-play game earlier this year, but it’s been intrinsically linked to Modern Warfare. The two games share the same progression and seasons, while Warzone is also a part of the Modern Warfare package. As time goes on, however, Warzone will continue to grow and share that same connection with other games in the Call of Duty series- as many have guessed.
Speaking with GamesRadar, Infinity Ward design director Geoff Smith said that Warzone will “evolve” over time and “become tied to” future Call of Duty games.
“Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game,” Smith said. “As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.”
There’s been plenty of evidence to suggest the same over the last few weeks, of course. Changes and references in Warzone hinting at the next Call of Duty title have been found by players, and many have predicted that updates will change Warzone to bring it more in line with whatever the series has in store next.
As for what that might be, there have been multiple leaks over the weeks suggesting that the next game in the series, due out this year, will be a Black Ops reboot developed by Treyarch called Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. You can read more on that through here.