Bad news for anyone hoping to play Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV this year. During Activision Blizzard’s current conference call to discuss its quarterly revenues, CFO Dennis Durkin exposed that the business isn’t preparing to release Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV in2021
Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV were revealed throughout the annual BlizzCon conference in2019 Both seemed in the early stages of development as pre-orders and launch dates weren’t mentioned.
Throughout the earnings call, executives additionally noted that Diablo Immortal was “extremely well-received” during recent regional testing. Additional testing is being planned ahead of a general launch later this year, we’re informed.
Last May, we heard through the rumor mill that Blizzard was continuing with a main remaster of Diablo II despite the fact that the game’s source code had been lost years ago.
Durkin throughout the earnings call potentially addressed this, stating that “we have a few other things up our sleeve in terms of remastered material that we’ll reveal in due course which needs to supply a further opportunity for us this year.”
BlizzCon typically takes location at the end of the year however with the pandemic, organizers chosen to postpone the 2020 convention. Provided the close distance to the revenues call, it’s not likely that we will hear anything more about Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV during the occasion.