Blizzard has announced that both tracks appear later than planned, just is questionable what that means now.
2021 is not a good year for Blizzard. The scandal for allegations for sexual harassment, the unequal treatment of male and female employees or employees and generally difficult working conditions have severely damaged the reputation of the once acclaimed developer studio. Now that it has recently announced that 2022 no BlizzCon will take place, not even in digital form, now follows the next hiobone message: Diablo 4 and OverVATCH 2 move.
Moment, how should something be moved, that no release date has? May you ask questions. Sure, BLIZZARD never told when the two games should come to the market. Especially with Diablo 4, nobody expects so fast, whereas we at least thought that OverVATCH 2 would not be very so on. But we were deceived as it has turned out.
In a presentation of Activision Blizzard on the occasion of the conclusion of the third quarter 2021, it is first stated that it has become clear after the change of leadership positions that some content that had been planned for next year would benefit from more development time. Further, it is written: While we are still planning to deliver a large amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning with later publications of Owatch 2 and Diablo 4 as originally planned.
That both games should have appeared in 2022, of which it was never officially talking about. Since Activision Blizzard, however, says that these delays mean that they do not experience such a big financial upswing next year, we assume that Diablo 4 and OverVATCH 2 were planned for 2022.
They are two of the master-waiting titles in industry and our teams have made great steps towards completion in the past quarters, says. But we believe you give you extra time to finalize production and let your creative resources growing further to support the titles after the launch will ensure that these publications will delight and employ the communities for many years in the future Now we realize that Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are designed as service games, as it is OverVATCH 1 already. However, the text reads as if the wool Blizzard wants to invest even more in the construction and implementation of this LIFE service model.