Call of Duty: Warzone quickly became a heavy hitter in the battle royale genre and this free-to-play last man standing is far from over. While Warzone currently coincides with Modern Warfare in terms of story (yes, this battle royale game has a story as well), it looks like Infinity Ward doesn't plan to stop there. 

Infinity Ward design director Geoff Smith recently sat down with the folks over at GamesRadar to talk about Warzone and their plans for evolution. “Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game,” Smith told the site when talking about Warzone's start. “As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.”

Warzone is definitely an experience that has more than what meets the eye initially. There are hints strewn about regarding the future of the franchise throughout the map and it's already evolved so much since it first launched with its various seasons. With season 5 on the horizon for later this week, the free-to-play battle royale adventure will change even more, which will be interesting to see once the next iteration of Call of Duty is finally revealed. 

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What is interesting is that we didn't learn about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during EA's showcase back in June, which is usually when the publisher makes the latest Call of Duty reveal. When they'll reveal it is up in the air, but it looks like the studio will be doing their own private announcement, forgoing the digital events that have replaced usual announcement styles thanks to COVID-19.

What do you think about Warzone and how it will tie into future Call of Duty games? Do you think this battle royale game has staying power, or is Infinity putting too many eggs into one basket? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!