Better fortune year that is next*)Overwatch 2
and Diablo IV are looming on the horizon, but 2021 is shaping up to be a quiet year for Blizzard, at least as far as those big-name sequels go. Speaking to investors today in an earnings call, Activision confirmed that neither sequel will launch this year – us were expecting
to be done anytime soon given the team’s public-facing quarterly updates.
Here though I don’t think any of are some highlights that are notable the call, as recapped by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad.
$ATVI Conference Call:
– Strong momentum going into 2021 with CoD, WoW and Candy Crush. (COD Mobile in China, Shadowlands etc…)
– New Call of Duty premium game launching in Q4.
– New remastered content will be unveiled this year. (Diablo 2?)
– 2022 will be a step up.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) 4, 2021
Activision says Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will not launch this year february. Sounds like Overwatch 2 will be 2022.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 4, 2021Expanding on Ahmad’s Diablo II suggestion, Vicarious Visions – which we recently discovered ended up being rolled into Blizzard – is rumored become focusing on a remake. Whether it’s occurring, which will buy Diablo IV
some respiration space. In the side that is flip Blizzard can’t afford another
Warcraft III: Reforged
It’s been a couple that is morale-eroding of for Blizzard fans with regards to business controversies, departures, and shaky releases, without doubt about this. I cannot state i’ve the faith that is utmost the continuing future of the business, but it is nevertheless house to talented creators, and I also wish things begin switching around soon.(*)Our next change should get to a couple of weeks – the remote BlizzConline occasion begins February 19.(*)@ZhugeEX (*)