Fans that were looking forward to the release dates of Blizzard games this year: you better sit down for this one. Activision, during today’s investor call said that neither Diablo 4 nor Overwatch 2 will be dropping this year. They also did not confirm any release date or period for the same.
“We expect Blizzard’s net booking to grow, given the momentum in World of Warcraft and the other growth initiatives we have in the business,”Activision CFO Dennis Durkin
Activision CFO Dennis Durkin said during the call,
“Our outlook does not include Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 launching in 2021.”Activision CFO Dennis Durkin
However, the company did report in a press release that they had made “significant progress” on some of its other in-development titles.
Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, the next installments in Blizzard’s wildly popular franchises, were announced last year at Blizzcon 2019, company’s annual fan event.
Though there were almost no additional details revealed, it is known that Overwatch 2 will introduce remodeled heroes and new faces. They also debuted a dramatic new cinematic with a reassembled Overwatch crew. Blizzard said, the game is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, all at the same time.
Diablo 4 has been under development for a while now, with the project having changed directions multiple times. However, for mobile gamers, there is some good news to be shared: Diablo Immortal is set to arrive for Android and iOS in 2021.
Hopefully, we will learn more about the games at BlizzConline, the all-digital version of Blizzcon that Blizzard has put together keeping Covid-19 in mind. The event will be broadcasted on February 19-20 and will be free for everyone.
About Diablo III
Diablo III is a hack-and-slash action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and is the third instalment in the Diablo franchise.
Similar to the previous games in the series the players are tasked with choosing a character-class and work to defeat the Lord of Terror, Diablo. Along with that, the game also features numerous expansions that further expands the lore of the game.
Diablo III was released on Microsoft Windows and OS X in May 2012, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2014 and on the Nintendo Switch in November 2018.
Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter game. This team-based game offers a wide range of 30 heroes to choose from. Each hero brings something unique to the party. Two teams of six players go toe to toe against one another to emerge victorious in an online match. In order to keep the gamers fascinated, Overwatch packs distinct game modes: Assault, Deathmatch, and Escort to name a few.
From the game characters to maps, everything about the game deserves plaudits. Due to Overwatch’s success throughout the world, the game also received a professional esports league known as Overwatch League