Activision Blizzard held its fourth-quarter financial call, discussing the success of Call of Duty, the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and revealing some of the company’s plans for the future.
World of Warcraft player and engagement metrics remain stronger than typical since the Shadowlands release. The company aims to deliver more “frequent premium content” to sustain and expand WoW community. The Classic community remains highly engaged, and Blizzard has more plans to reveal for both Classic and retail BlizzConline.
Additionally, company CEO Bobby Kotick confirmed that there are several Warcraft-themed mobile games in advanced development at Blizzard.
Diablo Immortal gathered positive feedback during the testing. More players will get to experience the game in further rounds of testing ahead of the launch planned for later this year.
Sadly, there wasn’t any news regarding the highly awaited Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, as the two are not likely to release in 2021.
During earnings call, Activision Blizzard said it does not expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 to launch in 2021. pic.twitter.com/C2BmDP53JA
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 4, 2021
You can expect more news about Blizzard’s franchises to be revealed during the BlizzConline, a free-to-watch virtual event that will be taking place on February 19-20, 2021. The company had previously shared the pre-show welcome video that you can find below.
You’ll be able to watch the entirety of the show completely free through the BlizzCon website, where you can choose between six channels of content covering your favorite games. You’ll also be able to watch the show on your favorite streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube.
There are buzzing rumors regarding the announcements we will see during the convention, including the reveal of Diablo 2 Remaster and Classic TBC option (due to the Netherwhelp pet from the Celebration Collection, matching that of TBC Collector’s Edition pet).
Stay tuned to find out more!