Call of Duty’s free-to-play battle royale game, Warzone, is performing incredibly well right now, and Activision is apparently going to continue to support the game even after the next mainline Call of Duty game comes out later this year. In a new interview, Infinity Ward’s Taylor Kurosaki teased that Warzone will be the “through line that connects all the various sub-franchises of Call of Duty.”
Reading between the lines here, it sounds like Warzone will continue to be supported with content based on the year’s new Call of Duty game.
“We’re in kind of uncharted territories here,” Kurosaki told GamerGen. “Call of Duty has been on a very regular cadence for many many years, and Warzone has made us rethink exactly how best to release new content and how to integrate it. Call of Duty is a genre in itself, there are different branches in the Call of Duty tree, but they’re all connected in some ways. Warzone will be the through line that connects all of the different various sub-franchises of Call of Duty.”
Kurosaki further teased that he’s excited to see how the various other Call of Duty games get incorporated into Warzone as the years go on.
“It’s going to be really cool to see how the different sub-franchises sort of come in and out of focus, but Warzone will be the one constant,” he said.
2020’s new Call of Duty game is reportedly a Cold War/Vietnam-era Black Ops spin-off from Treyarch with the support of Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. It is expected that it will be a cross-generation title, releasing for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Warzone is Call of Duty’s second battle royale experience, following the Blackout mode that was featured in 2018’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The situation is different, however, as Blackout is only available to people who bought Black Ops 4, while Warzone is a free-to-play standalone game.
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