Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:59pm 05/02/21 | 0 Comments
That is, according to Activision Blizzard. Which made the statement during its latest financial call -- with Activision chief financial officer Dennis Durkin saying, "Our outlook does not include Diablo IV or Overwatch 2 launching in 2021." With both titles announced and showcased at BlizzCon 2019 there were hopes that we'd see one or both this year.
It looks like that ain't happening -- cue sad face emoji.
That said, with BlizzConline kicking off this month -- full details here -- odds are we're going to get updates on both games. I mean, they're right there on the official art for the digital event. Which will no doubt be awesome, but make the wait that much harder.
Diablo IV is currently one of the most anticipated releases currently in development, with the team at Blizzard building a buzz around it thanks to its incredible (and dark) art style in addition to action-RPG mechanics that are as inspired by the seminal Diablo II as they are by the idea of taking the Diablo-style game into the future.
Also, this cinematic trailer that announced to the world that Diablo IV weas real and in development is quite possibly the best cinematic/trailer for a game. Ever.
Overwatch 2 is another highly anticipated Blizzard release, with it set to introduce story-based missions, co-op, and other elements into the mix. It's also interesting in how its multiplayer will merge the old with the new, in that all current Overwatch players will get a free upgrade to the new and improved engine and overhaul.
It's also been over a year since we've seen anything substantial on the Overwatch 2 front -- so getting to see where that's at will be great. Finally, Activision also revealed that it has more remastered/remake content set to be unveiled this year -- which points to the rumoured Diablo II: Resurrection potentially coming out soon. With Diablo IV now looking like a 2022 release, getting a D2 remaster this year would be an epic way to make the wait bearable.