Call of Duty: Warzone will remain a standalone game in the series and continue to receive updates that tie it to the main Call of Duty line as it progresses, according to design director Geoff Smith.
"Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game," Smith told GamesRadar in an interview. "As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe."
To date, Warzone's story has appeared to connect only to games in the Modern Warfare series. That connection has grown over time. Warzone Season 5, scheduled for release Wednesday, introduced another faction from that series' storyline.
"It's extremely important to us that the game continues to evolve," Smith said. "From the beginning, we've strived to continuously bring new and different ways for fans to play and continue having fun in both Modern Warfare and Warzone."
Smith's comments suggest the upcoming Call of Duty 2020, reportedly titled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, will tie into Warzone. Details of how such a crossover would play out, in addition to confirmed details about Call of Duty 2020, remain elusive