Battle Royale. A term which has become synonymous with the gaming world over the last few years in particular.
Titles like Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends have taken the world by storm, with Fortnite the one that really captured the imagination of a whole new generation of gamers.
Simply battling for victory on your own or as part of a small team is something a long way from the early days of games like Call of Duty and Battlefield, where the incentive was more about getting the most kills or achieving a direct objective.
There is little doubt that Battle Royale modes have been a roaring success in their own right, whether incorporated into a full game or simply being a standalone title.
However, the news that the new Modern Warfare will not include a Battle Royale option within its main game has brought questionability to whether the mode has a long-term future.
There was a stage where it looked like all we were going to see from developers were offerings in the form of Battle Royale, but as we head into the next generation of consoles, there are plenty of reasons to see why this dominant format could well be on its way out.