Black Ops Cold War ‘will breathe more life into Warzone’, says designer
New game is set to merge content with battle royale title
Infinity Ward’s lead multiplayer designer has said he’s excited to merge content from the Black Ops universe into Warzone.
Call of Duty’s next premium instalment, Black Ops Cold War, is set to be revealed within Warzone on Wednesday, though it’s understood that the focus of the event will be very much on the new game, with little detail on how it will integrate with the battle royale title.
However, speaking in a new interview with Red Bull, Infinity Ward’s Joe Cecot reiterated that the plan is to merge Black Ops into the currently Modern Warfare-themed free-to-play title.
“With the recent reveal of Black Ops Cold War, there’s definitely opportunities to merge that content in and keep pushing Warzone forward with that franchise and Modern Warfare in mind,” Cecot said.
“I’m really excited. I think with that stuff we’re still… we’re working through that, we’re solidifying that and we don’t have specifics on that [yet]. But I think that is gonna breathe more life into Warzone, I think it’s exciting.”
Infinity Ward confirmed last month that Warzone would eventually tie in with other Call of Duty games beyond Modern Warfare.
And according to a datamine, the battle royale title could soon add Black Ops protagonist Frank Woods to the game, as well as a zombies-themed playlist.
Infinity Ward design director Geoff Smith told GamesRadar in August that Activision intended to “evolve” the battle royale game and incorporate content from other Call of Duty sub-brands.
“Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game,” he 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.”
Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War last week with a teaser trailer, following a week-long alternate reality game in Call of Duty: Warzone.
The full reveal will take place within free-to-play Warzone on Wednesday, August 26 at 10:30am PT / 6.30pm BST.
Furthermore, additional information on the Treyarch and Raven Software title will be revealed during Gamescom: Opening Night Live on Thursday, August 27.