For those of you that were hoping for Activision Blizzard to release Diablo IV or Overwatch 2 over the next few months, you might want to sit down.
During an Activision earnings call earlier today, the company confirmed that neither highly anticipated sequel – which were announced back in 2019, keep in mind – aren’t on the roster for release this year. Though specific reasons weren’t given, it appears both development teams are knee deep in production. And given that a pandemic is still happening in our country, that’s not easy to abide by.
While some may see this as a quiet year for Blizzard, keep in mind that something could still very well happen, even if it’s not those particular sequels.
The company will host a special online version of its annual BlizzCon event – dubbed BlizzConline – which is set to kick off on February 19. During that time, we should get a closer look at the games above, along with potential other reveals.
One in particular that’s been making the rounds is a rumor about a remaster of Diablo II, being produced by the team at Vicarious Visions. Having recently been absorbed into Blizzard via a business deal, the company brings retro development talents to the table, having previously worked on best-sellers like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered.
What else could be announced? Your guess is as good as ours. But the event should be a fun one. And Activision still has some good stuff planned for 2021, including a new Call of Duty arriving later this year and rumors of another remaster of some sort. (Possible Diablo, but, hey, we’d love a new Guitar Hero.)
BlizzConline will be covered once the event takes place in a couple of weeks. You can read more about it here.
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