Activision Blizzard announces that it wants to export the Warcraft franchise to mobiles with a new game, planned for this year.
Decidedly, it is the excitement in the offices of Activision Blizzard. After the harassment cases, the takeover by Microsoft, then the announcement of the creation of a new franchise, the studio today unveils very good news for fans of World of Warcraft. Indeed, the universe of the game should extend further with a new mobile game under development.
It is in the studio’s fourth quarter financial report that we learn the news. Inside, it is written that a mobile game Warcraft should reach us before the end of the year. This will be very different from Hearthstone, since it will not be a simple card game. However, we do not yet know what the title will be about, which has not been baptized either.
Mobile in the spotlight this year
Note that this is not the only mobile game that is expected from the studio. Indeed, Diablo Immortal should also land on iOS and Android devices by the end of this year 2022. If for the moment no precise release date has been revealed, we expect to have more information in the coming months. We learn in the report that the testing phases of the game have been successfully completed, the development of the title should therefore follow its normal course.
Unfortunately, we don’t learn anything new about the new survival game franchise that Blizzard is working on right now. Given its stage of development – the studio is still in the full recruiting phase – it looks like we won’t have any news for a while.
A stagnating studio?
All things considered, these are also not the only franchises to keep us waiting at Activision Blizzard. Indeed, after being delayed due to the pandemic, the games Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 are also desired. These still don’t have an official release date at this time but were well slated for 2022, according to the latest information shared by the studio… a while ago.
Despite everything, it therefore seems that the recent unrest within the company itself has had a big impact on the internal work of project development. We will therefore have to be patient and wait for the situation to calm down for good before we can hope for substantial information.