Warzone will act as the “through line” for the Call of Duty franchise

It looks like the battle royale is going to be around for a while

A Warzone player parachutes from the helicopter towards Stadium

Battle royale games have been a popular genre for a while now and Call of Duty: Warzone is no different. Developers of the free-to-play game, which has attracted more than 50 million players since its launch in March, have confirmed that they have long-term plans for the game and it will act as the “through line” for the Call of Duty franchise.

In an interview with GamerGen, Taylor Kurosaki, studio narrative director at Infinity Ward, says that the game will connect all the different sub-branches of Call of Duty by being a single “constant” that unifies all the games together. In other words, Warzone is here to stay.

“We’re kind of in uncharted territories here,” Kurosaki says. “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 many 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 sub-franchises of Call of Duty. It’s going to be really cool to see how the difference sub-franchises sort of come in and out of focus, but Warzone will be the one constant.”

The interview also seems to confirm that Warzone will be coming to next-gen consoles like the Xbox X and the PS5, so development on the game is planned for a long while yet. A Stadia port is not in the works, though.