Blizzard has assured fans that more Overwatch, Diablo and Warcraft news will arrive in the coming weeks. Recently, the company revealed their new, untitled AAA survival game, but beyond that, fans are still eagerly awaiting to hear more about their other highly anticipated projects. Responding to a fan asking about these games, Blizzard responded by saying fans should “stay tuned” for news coming soon.
Blizzard studio head Mike Ybarra responded to a fan on Twitter who stated that the studio should be dedicating more of its resources to existing products instead of undertaking new ones. Ybarra promised that they’ll have updates Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch “over the coming weeks”, though it’s unknown how long that might be.
Ybarra’s full response reads:
“Blizzard is a big studio and we have talented and growing teams supporting live games as well. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing more on that from Warcraft and Overwatch. Diablo will follow. Stay tuned!”
Activision Blizzard issued a statement last year confirming that both Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 might skip out on releasing in 2022 after indefinitely delaying them internally, which means that they’ll likely be released in 2023 or later. They’re among Blizzard’s most anticipated new gaming releases, and understandably there’s a lot of pressure on them – in addition to the challenges posed by the global pandemic – that may have resulted in these delays.
If 2022 isn’t the year we’ll be seeing either of these games, then don’t expect the updates “over the coming weeks” to provide any concrete release dates, as it seems like development might still take a while on both titles. Diablo IV is the first entry in the mainline series since 2012’s Diablo 3, so expectations are quite high for Blizzard’s return to that dark fantasy universe. Overwatch 2, on the other hand, promises more PvE and story-focused content that will expand upon the first game.
Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 are currently in development, though it’s unknown if Xbox’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard will impact platform availability.
Source: Mike Ybarra