Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 won’t be released in 2021, Activision Blizzard says

Blizzard fans wanting to find out about Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 release dates at Blizzard’s upcoming BlizzConline 2021 will wish to temper their expectations. Publisher Activision Blizzard stated in a profits contact Thursday that neither video game is anticipated to be launched in 2021. No release window was provided.

Activision Blizzard reported in a press release that the business did make “significant progress” on its in-development titles for “other key intellectual properties,” which the business anticipates to “fuel further growth in 2022 and beyond.”

Executives on the call stated Activision Blizzard had actually another remastered title in the works, apparently in the vein of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. A remaster of Blizzard’s Diablo 2 is apparently in advancement, which might tide Diablo fans over till 4 is launched. Blizzard likewise has a mobile spinoff video game in advancement, Diablo Immortal.

Both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, significant follow-ups in 2 essential Blizzard franchises, were revealed at the business’s yearly fan occasion, BlizzCon, in 2019. At that time, Blizzard offered little information for these franchises, however kept in mind that Overwatch 2 would present refurbished heroes and brand-new faces alike, debuting a significant cinematic with a reassembled Overwatch team. The video game is anticipated to release on Nintendo Change, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, Blizzard stated at the time.

Diablo 4 has actually apparently remained in advancement for a while — with the task having actually altered instructions numerous times. Throughout BlizzCon 2019, video game director Luis Barriga stated Diablo 4 will “take the series back to its roots.”

Overwatch was launched in May 2016. The hero shooter was revealed at BlizzCon in 2014. Blizzard held a beta duration for Overwatch start in October 2015.

Diablo 3 was initially launched on Windows PC in 2012. It concerned consoles later on.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.