Blizzard postpones Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 until 2023

Overwatch 2 with Diablo 4 Blizzard Entertainment announced on Tuesday that these highly anticipated sequels may not be released until 2023, according to comments in the Activision Blizzard investor presentation.

“Although we still plan to provide a lot of content from Blizzard next year, we now plan to launch it later Overwatch 2 with Diablo Four It’s better than originally thought,” Activision Blizzard said on Tuesday. “These are the two most anticipated games in the industry, and our team has made great strides in recent quarters. But we believe that giving the team some extra time to complete the production and continue to increase their creative resources to support the game after the release will ensure that these versions will make their community happy and involved for many years to come. “

Blizzard Entertainment has not officially announced the release date Overwatch 2 with Diablo 4, Except earlier this year that neither of these games will be released in 2021.Both games were announced at BlizzCon 2019, and Overwatch 2 It is widely expected that it will arrive sometime in 2022.

Overwatch fans will get various previews Overwatch 2With the new rules of the game next spring, the Overwatch League will run on the “early build” of the new 5v5 competitive multiplayer sequel.

On the other hand, Diablo fans recently received a remake of the second game in the series in the following form Diablo 2: Resurrection. Blizzard Entertainment is also developing a Diablo Immortal, Recently entered the closed beta test of Android in Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan and China.

In its delayed announcement, Activision Blizzard cited “cooperating with Blizzard’s new leadership” and the Diablo and Overwatch franchises as reasons for the delay. Both franchises were reorganized in 2021. Diablo 4After filing a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, accusing the game publisher of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, the original game director “retired” from Blizzard in August. He was replaced by a new game director in October. Overwatch has undergone similar leadership changes; the original director of the game left Blizzard in April, and its executive director resigned in September.