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Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 won’t be released this year

In the company’s latest earnings call, Activision Blizzard confirms that neither Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 is likely to be released in 2021.

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In the company’s latest earnings call, Activision Blizzard has confirmed that neither Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 is likely to be released in 2021.

2020 ended on a high for Activision Blizzard, with increased year-on-year revenue of $8.09 billion, up from $6.49 billion in 2019. However, don’t expect 2021’s numbers to be bolstered by the release of two high-anticipated sequels.

In an earnings call following the publication of Activision Blizzard’s Fourth Quarter 2020 Results, the publisher said that neither game is expected to be released in 2021.

And referring to the company’s upcoming slate of in-development games, the report states:

“We are already seeing the impact of our growth initiatives for Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush, which we expect to again drive strong results in 2021. And at the same time, we are making significant progress against our development pipeline for other key intellectual properties, which we expect to fuel further growth in 2022 and beyond.”

That’s not to say we won’t see more of either title this year. An all-digital BlizzCon kicks off on February 19, and we’ll be very surprised if Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 don’t make an appearance of some kind.

Diablo fans can also look forward to mobile game Diablo Immortal, which is still expected to launch later this year. Yay.


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