During a recent earnings call, Activision’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Alegre affirmed that the company will not launch Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV this year.
It’s suggested that the development teams at Activision Blizzard are working hard on multiple mobile titles and the projects need time to meet the player’s expectations. The announcement is not a delay as the company has not revealed a release window for both games.
At Blizzard, in particular, our teams are hard at work on Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, and multiple mobile titles. We have further bolstered headcount on key franchises, supporting the team’s plans to follow these ambitious titles with compelling content that sustains Blizzard’s communities over the long term.
The pipeline is progressing really well, and we anticipate that 2022 will be a great year for Blizzard. To achieve these plans, we will continue to invest in growing creative talent across our key franchises, funding this through efficiencies as we continue to better leverage the talent, expertise and scale of our business units.
In late January, it was speculated that Overwatch 2 was delayed as one of the game’s voice actors has “not started recording” new dialogue for the game. The studio added more fuel to the rumors as it was hiring video game developers in 43 different positions. Is important that this could also suggest the plans of Activision Blizzard to expand in the F2P, mobile gaming market.
Source: The Fool